multi: The 1991 National Race and Politics Survey

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This dataset is a subset of the 1991 National Race and Politics Survey and contains a list experiment with two sensitive items. The main questions read 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) "a black family moving next door to you."


A data frame containing the following 6 variables for 1795 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 - 2


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

The second sensitive item replaces item (4) with (4) "black leaders asking the government for affirmative action."

Treatment status one (treat == 1) is the "black family" item and status two is the "affirmative action" item.


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

SensitiveQuestions/list documentation built on June 20, 2018, 2:27 a.m.