ErieCounty: Erie County political preference, two-wave panel

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Description

These data come from the first systematic panel study on voting, conducted by Lazarsfeld and his associates in Erie County, Ohio in 1940 (Lazersfeld et al, 1948; Lazarsfeld, 1972, Wiggins, 1973, Hagenaars, 1993). The data are presented in Table 6.3 and refer to the variables AParty preference at time 1 – August 1940 (1.\ Republican 2.\ Democrat), BPresidential Candidate preference at time 1 (1.\ for Willkie 2.\ against Willkie), CParty preference at time 2 – October 1940, and DPresidential Candidate preference at time 2. Wendell Willkie was the (defeated) 1940 Republican presidential candidate running against the Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Section 6.3 in Bergsma, Croon, and Hagenaars (2009)

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Format

A data frame with 266 observations on the following variables.

A

Party Preference T1 (August 1940): 1 = Democrat; 2 = Republican;

B

Candidate Preference T1 (August 1940): 1 = for Willkie; 2 = against Willkie;

C

Party Preference T2 (October 1940): 1 = Democrat; 2 = Republican;

D

Candidate Preference T2 (October 1940): 1 = for Willkie; 2 = against Willkie;

Source

CBS News and New York Times 2001.

References

Bergsma, W. P., Croon, M. A., & Hagenaars, J. A. P. (2009). Marginal models for dependent, clustered, and longitudinal categorical data. Berlin: Springer

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