USSF 2010 Survey Codebook



Amended Instructions (8/11/10)

 

Concerning items 32 and 33 (where the respondent was born and currently lives), it would be wise to study the overall pattern of responses then code the item. Basically, you may have to use some judgment to figure out what the respondent meant, but it is better to code useful data, as opposed to simply transcribing what the respondent may have actually written. For example, you can consider US, USA and United States as equivalent. If respondent write in a state where 33b asks for country, go ahead and code the country as US or USA (if that is appropriate). Again it is more important to get useful data than a transcription.

 

Amended Instructions (8/4/10)

 

Just a few additional instructions.

 

1) If you encounter a survey that is mostly blank (like the respondent completed on the first page or two) code what you can and then once you reach the point where the respondent stopped answering questions leave the rest of that row in the data matrix blank.

 

2) Anywhere the respondent wrote in answers (particularly, if it looks like they were trying to create their own “other” category) record them in the “Comments” column at the very end of the data matrix.

 

3) Finally, while it is important to follow the codebook, you can exercise some judgment. For example if the respondent wrote something in one of the “other” blanks, but did not actually check the box for “other” it is probably ok to record a “1” in the appropriate column. At the same time, if you cannot make sense of the responses you see (multiple checkmarks, sloppy writing) you should record an “88” or “99” where appropriate.

 

 

Instructions:

 

If the string (text) variable is unclear or illegible, put as many letters and words down as you can decipher and put ... for the letters or words that you cannot make out.  Write 8, 88, or 888 if its entirely illegible.

 

For responses for the checked boxes, if there is no choice in the codebook for having more than one box checked and the respondent did so, treat it as a no answer.  Be sure to read all the choices before deciding to do this.  If there is more than one response for coded variables, code the first response unless otherwise indicated. 

 

If there are marginal notes written on the survey, put these down in the next to the last variable.  The last variable allows you to make comments about the survey or your coding.  Please do not forget to indicate the variable that you are referring to.

 

To code the string variables, you should refer to the assigned code list for that variable.  However, if you notice a discrepancy between the transcribed answer and the survey response, use the survey response and make a note the discrepancy on the assigned code list and the last variable.

 

Please note that for some of the variables, the first value begins with a 0 and others with 1.  String variables do not have missing values assigned, but please use 9 to refer to questions that the respondent did not answer as you do for the numeric variables (but read the comments on when these apply).  If the answer doesn’t apply and they have no response, leave it blank. 

 

If it says SKIP in the variable label, skip the question.  We will enter this data in another round.

Remember to save often (every few minutes).

 

 

Part 0: Survey Description

 

Var100

Survey number

 

Enter survey number

 

Var200

Language of questionnaire

 

0

English

 

1

Spanish

 

Var300

Date of survey

 

 

 

Var400

Who administered the survey

 

 

 

Var500

Who entered the survey?

 

Write your initials (regardless of who the survey was assigned to)

 

Part I: Political Participation

 

Var1a

How Did you find out about the 2010 USSF.

 

0

 

No boxes checked

 

 

1

One or more boxes checked

 

Var1aa: Radio or television

0= not checked

1= checked

Var1ab: Newspapers

0=not checked

1=checked

Var1ac: alternative online media

0=not checked

1=checked

Var1ad: advertisements, flyers etc.

0= not checked

1=checked

Var1ae: family member or partner

0= not checked

1= checked

Var1af: friends/acquaintances

0= not checked

1= checked

Var1ag: people at school or work

0=not checked

1=checked

Var1ah: fellow members of org

0= not checked

1=checked

Var1ai: online social networks

0= not checked

1=checked

Var1aj: other (write in)

0= not checked

1= checked

 

Var1aja

Other what?

 

Write in what was written in the “Comments” field at the end of the data matrix; be sure to indicate that it refers to the first item.

 

 

 

 

Var1b

Which of the above information channels was the most important? (please circle box of the most important information source) 

 

0

 

No boxes circled

 

 

1

One or more boxes circled

 

Var1ba: Radio or television

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1bb: Newspapers

0=not circled

1= circled

Var1bc: alternative online media

0=not circled

1= circled

Var1bd: advertisements, flyers etc.

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1be: family member or partner

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1bf: friends/acquaintances

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1bg: people at school or work

0=not circled

1= circled

Var1bh: fellow members of org

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1bi: online social networks

0= not circled

1= circled

Var1bj: other (write in)

0= not circled

1= circled

 

 

 

Var2

Number of prior Social Forums.

 

0

 

1-98

They checked the box indicating it’s their first forum.

Add up the total number of all prior forums they have attended

 

99

No answer; Use 99 if no number is listed and the ‘No prior forums box’ is not checked.

**If var2 is 0 then enter 0s for var2 a-gg

 

 

Var2a          Local?

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

Var2aa

Number of times at Local?

 

 

            0-98

 Number written down

 

 

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

 

 

Var2b          Regional?

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked           it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

Var2bb

Number of times at Regional?

            0-98

 Number written down

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

Var2c          Thematic?

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked it

            88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

 

Var2cc

Number of times at Thematic?

 

 

            0-98

 Number written down

 

 

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

 

Var2d         2007 USSF

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

Var2e         Other National Forum

2-            No

3-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

Var2ee

Number of times at Other National Forum

 

 

 

 

 

 

            0-98

 Number written down

 

 

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

 

Var2f         Polycentric?

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked  it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

Var2ff

Number of times at Polycentric?

            0-98

 Number written down

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

 

Var2g         World(Global)?

0-            No

1-            Yes-if they wrote in a number or checked it

              88-        Unclear answer.

 

 

 

Var2gg

Number of times at World(Global)?

            0-98

 Number written down

 

             99

No answer or illegible

 

 

 

 

Comment: Only use 99 if no boxes are checked for question var2.

 

Var3

Reasons for attending WSF (check all that apply):

 

0

 No boxes checked and no response written in.

 

1

At least one box is checked and/or response written in for Other___________

 

 

 

Var3a

Reasons for attending WSF Organize?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

 

 

Var3b

Reasons for attending WSF: Network?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3c

Reasons for attending WSF: Recruit?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3d

Reasons for attending WSF: Learn Issues/Information?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

9

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3e

Reasons for attending WSF: Culture/Performances?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3f

Reasons for attending WSF: Document it?

This option is out of order as it appears on the survey (see above)

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0

 

Var3g

Reasons for attending WSF: Work?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3h

Reasons for attending WSF: Research?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3i

Reasons for attending WSF: Interpreting?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

 

Var3j

Reasons for attending WSF: Inspiration?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3k

Reasons for attending WSF: Fun or Leisure?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

Var3l

Reasons for attending WSF: Other?

 

0

 No

 

1

Yes

 

99

No answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var3 is 0.

 

 

Var3m

Other what?

 

Write what is listed here.

Comment: only use 99 if var3=99 or var3l is 0.

 

Var4a

Organization membership: labor union/organization

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, at least 1 position checked

 

99

No answer

                                               

Var4aa

Organization membership: labor union/organization: member

 

0

 Member not checked

 

1

Yes, member position checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var4ab

Organization membership: labor union/organization: paid staff

 

0

 Paid staff not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position checked

 

99

No answer

           

Var4ac

Organization membership: labor union/organization: leader

 

0

Leader not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position checked

 

99

No answer

                       

Var4ad

Organization membership: labor union/organization: representative at the USSF

 

0

 representative not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF  representative checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

Var4b

Organization membership: Non-governmental organization(s)    :

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ba

Organization membership: Non-governmental organization(s):member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4bb

Organization membership: Non-governmental organization(s):paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4bc

Organization membership: Non-governmental organization(s):Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4bd

Organization membership: Non-governmental organization(s): USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4c

Organization membership: Government agency(ies) 

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ca

Organization membership: Government agency(ies) :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4cb

Organization membership: Government agency(ies) :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4cc

Organization membership: Government agency(ies) :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var004cd

Organization membership: Government agency(ies) : USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

Var4d

Organization membership: Cultural group(s)

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var4da

Organization membership: Cultural group(s) :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4db

Organization membership: Cultural group(s):paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4dc

Organization membership: Cultural group(s):Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4dd

Organization membership: Cultural group(s) : USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4e

Organization membership:  Professional association(s) 

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ea

Organization membership: Professional association(s) :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4eb

Organization membership: Professional association(s) :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ec

Organization membership: Professional association(s) :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ed

Organization membership: Professional association(s) : USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4f

Organization membership:   Political party(ies)     

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

Var4fa

Organization membership: Political party(ies)   :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4fb

Organization membership: Political party(ies)    :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var4fc

Organization membership: Political party(ies)   :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4fd

Organization membership: Political party(ies)    : USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4g

Organization membership:    Media organization(s)                        

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ga

Organization membership: Media Organization(s) :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4gb

Organization membership: Media organization(s) :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4gc

Organization membership: Media organization(s) :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4gd

Organization membership: Media organization(s): USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4h

Organization membership: Social or recreational Group(s)                       

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ha

Organization membership: Social or recreational group(s) :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4hb

Organization membership: Social or recreational group(s):paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4hc

Organization membership: Social or recreational group(s):Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4hd

Organization membership: Social or recreational group(s): USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4i

Organization membership:  Religious institution(s)/movement(s)

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ia

Organization membership: Religious institution(s)/movement(s):member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var4ib

Organization membership: Religious institution(s)/movement(s):paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ic

Organization membership: Religious institution(s)/movement(s):Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4id

Organization membership: Religious institution(s)/movement(s): USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4j

Organization membership:   Social movement/political organization 

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ja

Organization membership: Social movement/political organization  :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4jb

Organization membership: Social movement/political organization  :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4jc

Organization membership: Social movement/political organization  :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4jd

Organization membership: Social movement/political organization  :USSF representative

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

Var4k

Organization membership:   Other 

 

0

 No position checked

 

1

Yes, one or more positions  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var4ka

Organization membership: Other  :member

 

0

 Member position not checked

 

1

Yes, member position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4kb

Organization membership: Other  :paid staff

 

0

 Paid Staff  position not checked

 

1

Yes, Paid Staff  position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4kc

Organization membership: Other  :Leader

 

0

 Leader position not checked

 

1

Yes, Leader position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var4kd

Organization membership: Other  : USSF representative

 

0

 USSF representative  position not checked

 

1

Yes, USSF representative position  checked

 

99

No answer

 

Var4ke

Other what?

 

Write what is listed here.

 

 

 

Var5a

How often do you contact someone outside of the United States for political purposes?

 

0

Never

 

1

Rarely

 

2

Sometimes

 

3

Frequently

 

4

Very Frequently

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var5b

From what country or countries are the contacts referred to in 5a?

 

 

Type in answers

 

88

Unintelligible

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var6

What forms of online technologies and tools do you use for activist/political purposes? Check all that apply.

 

0

None, zero boxes are checked 106a-d

 

1

Yes, one box is checked 106a-d

 

2

Two or more boxes are checked 106a-d

 

99

No answer

 

Var6a

Collaboration technologies? (e.g., Wikis, Google apps)

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

Var6b

Communication Technologies? (e.g., Email, Blogs, Twitter, Discussion boards )

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

Var6c

Multimedia Sharing Technologies? (e.g., Flicker, YouTube)

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

Var6d

Social Networking Technologies? (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

 

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

Var6e

Other?

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

 

Var6f

Other please specify

 

Type in answers

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

 

Var6g

None

 

0

No

 

1

Yes

 

88

Unclear answer

Comment: Only use 99 if var6 is not answered.

 

 

Var7

Please list the top three political/activist groups in which you’re involved.

 

 

Type in answers;

 

88

Unintelligible

 

99

No answer

 

Var8

In the last 12 months, about how many hours per week on average did you spend on your political activities?

 

0-168

Midpoint

 Number written down

If range (i.e.: 10-20 = 15)

 

99

No answer or illegible; note this would also include open-end responses (like “more than 10” or “less that 5”

 

 

Var9a

In the last 12 months how many public protests or demonstrations did you participate in?

 

0-98

 Number written down

 

Midpoint

If range (i.e.: 10-20  = 15)

 

99

No answer or illegible; note this would also include open-end responses (like “more than 10” or “less that 5”

 

Var9b

In your lifetime, about how many public protests or demonstrations did you participate in?

 

0

Zero

 

1

1-5

 

2

6-10

 

3

11-20

 

4

21 +

 

99

No answer

 

 

Note: For this item it looks like some respondents are only checking the “yes”s. Study the pattern on each survey carefully before deciding on whether the respondent was just checking the yeses (and 0s would be appropriate) or if they really were skipping the item, or portions of the item (and 99s would be appropriate).

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10A: contacted a politician, government, or local government official

 

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10B: signed a petition/public letter

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10C: donated money to a political organization or group

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10D: boycotted certain products

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10E: deliberately bought products for political, ethical or environmental reasons

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10F: worn or displayed a campaign badge/sticker

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10G: joined a strike

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10H: taken part in direct action

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many things people can do to prevent or promote change. Have you, in the past 12 months

 

VAR 10I: used violent forms of action

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11A: we lost material resources

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11B: we gained material resources

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11C: we spend more time or resources on providing for the material needs of our members

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11D: our political goals or priorities shifted towards issues related to the crisis

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11E: we shifted how we talk about the issues we work on to link them to the economic crisis

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11F: membership participation has increased

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11G: membership participation has declined

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

VAR 11H: we cooperate more closely with other organizations or shifted the kinds of organizations we work with

 

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11I: Don’t know

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

How has the economic crisis affected the work of your political organization(s)? Check all that apply

 

VAR 11J: Other

0   No

 1   Yes

        88 Unclear

              99 No Answer

 

 

 

VAR 12: How proud are you to be from your country?

0   Not proud at all

1   Not very proud

2    Quite proud

3     Very proud

5    Don’t Know

88   Unclear

99   No Answer

 

VAR 13: How much do you trust people from other countries?  Could you tell us whether you trust people from other nations completely, somewhat, not very much, or not at all? 

0   Not trust at all

1   Not trust very much

2    Trust a little

3     Trust completely

5    Don’t Know

88   Unclear

99   No Answer

 

VAR 14: Many people have said the potential for significant, positive social change is now greater, during the administration of Barack Obama, than it has been in the past. When you think about the potential for significant, positive social change now, as compared to two years ago, do you think that that the potential for this change is now

0   Much less

1   Less

2    The same

3     Greater

4    Much greater

88   Unclear

99   No Answer

 

 

Var15

In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the functioning of democracy in your country?

0

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

10

88

Don't Know / more than one answer

99

No Response


 

Var16

Which of the following best describes your political views?

0

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var17a

With which party do you most closely identify right now? 

DEM

Democrat

REP

Republican

CONS

Constitution

GRE

Green

LIB

Libertarian

AF

America First

AMER

American

AI

America's Independent

TEA

Boston Tea

COM

Communist Party

FW

Florida Whig

IND

Independence Party

MOD

Moderate

WHI

Modern Whig

OBJ

Objectivist

SL

Socialism and Liberation

PF

Peace and Freedom

PL

Progressive Labor

PRO

Prohibition

REF

Reform

SE

Socialist Equality

SOC

Socialist

SW

Socialist Workers

MAR

Marijuana

UNI

Unity Party

WOR

Workers

WW

Workers World

WOF

Working Families

NONE

(If respondent clearly wrote in the words “none,” “don’t” or something to that effect)

OTHER

Other (Type in answers)

88

Unintelligible / more than one answer

99

No answer

 

 

 

 

 

Var17b

How closely do you identify with this party?

0

Not Very Close

1

Quite Close

2

Very Close

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

 

Var18

Do you think we need to reform capitalism or abolish it? Check one.

0

Reform

1

Abolish

2

Neither

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var19a

Government should redistribute income from the better off to those who are less well off.

0

Strongly Disagree

1

Disagree

2

Agree

3

Strongly Agree

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var19b

Children should be taught to obey authority.

0

Strongly Disagree

1

Disagree

2

Agree

3

Strongly Agree

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var19c

Even the most important public services and industries are best left to private enterprise.

0

Strongly Disagree

1

Disagree

2

Agree

3

Strongly Agree

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var19d

People from other countries should be allowed to come to my country and live here permanently if they want to.

0

Strongly Disagree

1

Disagree

2

Agree

3

Strongly Agree

88

Unclear/more than one answer

99

No Response

 

 

 

Var20a

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

National government

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var20b

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

U.S. Congress

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var20c

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

Political parties

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var20d

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

Trade unions

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var20e

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

Judicial system

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var20f

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

European Union

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

Var20g

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

Transnational Corporations

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var20h

Below is a list of institutions. Please indicate, in general, how much you trust each of the following (types of) institutions.

 

Banks/Financial Institutions

 

0

Not at all

 

1

Not very

 

2

Somewhat

 

3

Quite a bit

 

4

Very much

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var21a

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

Most politicians make a lot of promises but do not

actually do anything.

 

0

Strongly disagree

 

1

Disagree

 

2

Neither

 

3

Agree

 

4

Strongly agree

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var21b

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

I don’t see the use of voting, parties do whatever they

want anyway.

 

0

Strongly disagree

 

1

Disagree

 

2

Neither

 

3

Agree

 

4

Strongly agree

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

 

Var21c

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

My participation can have an impact on public policy

in this country.

 

0

Strongly disagree

 

1

Disagree

 

2

Neither

 

3

Agree

 

4

Strongly agree

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var21d

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

Organized groups of citizens can have a lot of impact on public policies in this country.

 

0

Strongly disagree

 

1

Disagree

 

2

Neither

 

3

Agree

 

4

Strongly agree

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var21e

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

If citizens from different countries join forces, they

can have a lot of impact on international politics.

 

0

Strongly disagree

 

1

Disagree

 

2

Neither

 

3

Agree

 

4

Strongly agree

 

88

Unclear / more than one answer.

 

99

No answer

 

 

Var21f

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

I consider everybody’s side of an argument before

making a decision.

 

0

Strongly disagree