The 1991 National Race and Politics Survey


This dataset is a subset of the 1991 National Race and Politics Survey and contains the item count technique or the list experiment. The main question reads as follows: Now I'm going to read you four things that sometimes make people angry or upset. After I read all (three/four), just tell me HOW MANY of them upset you. (I don't want to know which ones, just how many.) (1) "the federal government increasing the tax on gasoline;" (2) "professional athletes getting million-dollar-plus salaries;" (3) "large corporations polluting the environment;" (4) "black leaders asking the government for affirmative action."

where the last item is presented only with the treatment group and the control list only contains the first three items.




A data frame containing the following 6 variables for 1171 observations.

y numeric the number of items that make respondents angry 0 - 4
south numeric whether or not a respondents live in a southern state 0 - 1
male numeric whether or not a respondent is male 0 - 1
college numeric whether or not a respondent attended some college 0 - 1
age numeric age of a respondent divided by 10
treat numeric treatment status 0 - 1


The full data set is available at SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis;

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