Pakistan Survey Experiment on Support for Militant Groups

Description

This data set is a subset of the data from the endorsement experiment conducted in Pakistan to study support for militant groups. The survey was implemented by Fair et al. (2009). It is also used by Bullock et al. (2011).

Usage

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Format

A data frame containing 5212 observations. The variables are:

  • division: division number.

  • edu: education. 1 if “illiterate”; 2 if “primary”; 3 if “middle”; 4 if “matric”; 5 if “intermediate (f.a/f.sc),” “graduate (b.a/b.sc.),” or “professionals (m.a /or other professional degree).”

  • inc: approximate monthly income. 1 if less than 3000 rupees; 2 if 3000 to 10,000 rupees; 3 if 10,001 to 15,000 rupees; 4 if more than 15,000 rupees.

  • female: 0 if male; 1 if female

  • rural: 0 if rural; 1 if urban

  • Polio.a-e: support for World Health Organization's plan of universal polio vaccinations in Pakistan. 5 indicates the highest support while 1 indicates the lowest support.

  • FCR.a-e: support for the reform of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) governing the tribal areas. 5 indicates the highest support while 1 indicates the lowest support.

  • Durand.a-e: support for using peace jirgas to resolve disputes over the Afghan border, the Durand Line. 5 indicates the highest support while 1 indicates the lowest support.

  • Curriculum.a-e: support for the Government of Pakistan's plan of curriculum reforms in religious schools or madaris. 5 indicates the highest support while 1 indicates the lowest support.

For the response variables, endorsers are:

  • varname.a: control (no endorsement).

  • varname.b: Pakistani militant groups in Kashmir.

  • varname.c: Militants fighting in Afghanistan.

  • varname.d: Al-Qaida.

  • varname.e: Firqavarana Tanzeems.

Source

Bullock, Will, Kosuke Imai, and Jacob N. Shapiro. 2011. Replication data for: Statistical analysis of endorsement experiments: Measuring support for militant groups in Pakistan. hdl:1902.1/14840. The Dataverse Network.

References

Bullock, Will, Kosuke Imai, and Jacob N. Shapiro. (2011) “Statistical Analysis of Endorsement Experiments: Measuring Support for Militant Groups in Pakistan,” Political Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Autumn), pp.363-384.

Fair, Christin C., Neil Malhotra, and Jacob N. Shapiro. (2009) “The Roots of Militancy: Explaining Support for Political Violence in Pakistan,” Working Paper, Princeton University.