vote_nsa: Predicting Who'd Vote for NSA Mass Surveillance

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

In 2013, the House of Representatives voted to not stop the National Security Agency's (NSA's) mass surveillance of phone behaviors. We look at two predictors for how a representative voted: their party and how much money they have received from the private defense industry.

Usage

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Format

A tibble with 434 observations on the following 5 variables.

name

Name of the Congressional representative.

party

The party of the representative: D for Democrat and R for Republican.

state

State for the representative.

money

Money received from the defense industry for their campaigns.

phone_spy_vote

Voting to rein in the phone dragnet or continue allowing mass surveillance.

Source

Maplight (maplight.org). http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/741074/amash-amendment-vote-maplight.pdf

References

Article by Wired: Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/money-nsa-vote

Examples

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table(vote_nsa$party, vote_nsa$phone_spy_vote)
boxplot(vote_nsa$money / 1000 ~ vote_nsa$phone_spy_vote,
        ylab = "$1000s Received from Defense Industry")

OpenIntroStat/openintro-r-package documentation built on Jan. 22, 2020, 3:23 p.m.