British Election Panel Study

Description

These data are drawn from the 1997-2001 British Election Panel Study (BEPS).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 1525 observations on the following 10 variables.

vote

Party choice: Conservative, Labour, or Liberal Democrat

age

in years

economic.cond.national

Assessment of current national economic conditions, 1 to 5.

economic.cond.household

Assessment of current household economic conditions, 1 to 5.

Blair

Assessment of the Labour leader, 1 to 5.

Hague

Assessment of the Conservative leader, 1 to 5.

Kennedy

Assessment of the leader of the Liberal Democrats, 1 to 5.

Europe

an 11-point scale that measures respondents' attitudes toward European integration. High scores represent ‘Eurosceptic’ sentiment.

political.knowledge

Knowledge of parties' positions on European integration, 0 to 3.

gender

female or male.

References

J. Fox and R. Andersen (2006) Effect displays for multinomial and proportional-odds logit models. Sociological Methodology 36, 225–255.

Examples

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summary(BEPS)

  
if (require(splines) && require(nnet)){ # for bs() and multinom()
  beps <- multinom(vote ~ age + gender + economic.cond.national + economic.cond.household 
  	+ Blair + Hague + Kennedy + bs(Europe, 3)*political.knowledge, data=BEPS)
  europe.knowledge <- effect("bs(Europe, 3)*political.knowledge", beps, 
  	xlevels=list(Europe=seq(1, 11, length=50), political.knowledge=0:3),
    	given.values=c(gendermale=0.5))
  plot(europe.knowledge)
  plot(europe.knowledge, style="stacked", colors=c("blue", "red", "orange"), rug=FALSE)
}