RacialAnimus: Racial Animus and City Demgraphics

Description Format Details Source

Description

Demographics and a measurement of racial animus in cities based on Google searches

Format

A data frame with 196 observations on the following 7 variables.

MediaMarket

City (State)

Age65Plus

Percentage 65 and older

BachPlus

Percentage with a bachelor's degree

Black

Percentage of African-Americans

Hispanic

Percentage of Hispanics

ObamaKerry

Percentage of vote won by Obama in 2008 minus Kerry percentage in 2004

Animus

Measurement (0-250) of racial animus

Details

Professor Seth Stephens-Davidowitz studies the level of racial animus across different areas in America by measuring the percent of Google search queries that include racially charged language. A measurement, Animus, is derived from his algorithm and is scaled to be between 0 (low racial animus) and 250 (high racial animus). The dataset includes those values along with demographic information about each media market.

Source

Chae DH, Clouston S, Hatzenbuehler ML, Kramer MR, Cooper HLF, Wilson SM, et al. (2015) "Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality, PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122963


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