Social Attitudes Survey

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Description

These data come from the British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey started in 1983. The eligible persons were all adults aged 18 or over living in private households in Britain. The data consist of completed results of 264 respondents out of 410.

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Format

A data frame with 1056 observations on the following 9 variables.

district

District ID - a factor

respond

Respondent code (within district) - a factor

year

A factor with levels 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986

numpos

An ordered factor giving the number of positive answers to seven questions.

party

Political party chosen - a factor. Levels are conservative, labour, Lib/SDP/Alliance, others, and none.

class

Self assessed social class - a factor. Levels are middle, upper working, and lower working.

gender

Respondent's sex. (1=male, 2=female)

age

Age in years

religion

Religion - a factor. Levels are Roman Catholic, Protestant/Church of England, others, and none.

Details

These data are provided at http://multilevel.ioe.ac.uk/softrev/ as an example of multilevel data with a multinomial response. Results from several multilevel software packages are provided at this site.

Source

http://multilevel.ioe.ac.uk/softrev/socatt.htm

References

McGrath, K. and Waterton, J. (1986). British Social Attitudes 1983-1986 panel survey. London, Social and Community Planning Research.

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