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Question GroupQuestions and wording (click to display answer choices)
Group: ANES Autonomy
LS_auton (ANES Autonomy items).lsg
auton_0 Next, we are going to ask you to choose which of two statements comes closer to your own opinion. You might agree to some extent with both, but we want to know which one is closer to your own views.
 
auton_1 Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: It is better to fit in with people around you
2: It is better to conduct yourself according to your own standards, even if that makes you stand out
 
auton_2r Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: People should take care of themselves and their families and let others do the same
2: People should care less about their own success and more about the needs of society
 
auton_3 Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: It is more important to be a cooperative person who works well with others
2: It is more important to be a self-reliant person able to take care of oneself
 
Group: ANES Economic Individualism
LS_ecind (ANES Economic Individualism scale).lsg

Feldman, Stanley. 1988. “Structure and Consistency in Public Opinion: The Role of Core Beliefs and Values.” American Journal of Political Science 32 (2):416-40.

Kinder, Donald R., and Tali Mendelberg. 2000. “Individualism Reconsidered: Principles and Prejudice in Contemporary American Public Opinion on Race.” In Racialized Politics: The Debate About Racism in America, ed. David O. Sears, Jim Sidanius and Lawrence Bobo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,

 

ecind Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each statement:
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
Group: ANES Limited Government
LS_lg (ANES Limited Government scale).lsg
lg_0 Next, we are going to ask you to choose which of two statements comes closer to your own opinion. You might agree to some extent with both, but we want to know which one is closer to your own views.
 
lg_3r Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: The main reason government has become bigger over the years is because it has gotten involved in things that people should do for themselves
2: Government has become bigger because the problems we face have become bigger
 
lg_2r Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: The less government the better
2: There are more things that government should be doing
 
lg_1 Which of the two statements comes closer to your view?
1: We need a strong government to handle today's complex economic problem
2: The free market can handle these problems without government being involved
 
Group: Mastery Scale
LS_mas (Mastery scale).lsg
Pearlin, Leonard I., Elizabeth G. Menaghan, A. Lieberman Morton, and Joseph T. Mullan. 1981. “The Stress Process.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 22 (4):337-56.
mast How strongly you agree or disagree with these statements about yourself?
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
Group: Male Role Attitudes Scale (MRAS)
LS_mras (Male Role Attitudes scale).lsg
Pleck, Joseph H., Freya L. Sonenstein, and Leighton C. Ku. 1993. “Masculinity Ideology: Its Impact on Adolescent Males' Heterosexual Relationships.” Journal of Social Issues 49 (3):11-29.
mras For each of the following statements, please indicate whether you disagree a lot, disagree a little, agree a little or agree a lot.
1: Disagree a lot
2: Disagree a little
3: Agree a little
4: Agree a lot
 
Group: Male Role Norms Scale
LS_mrn (Male Role Norms scale).lsg

Thompson, Edward H., Jr., and Joseph H. Pleck. 1986. “The Structure of Male Role Norms.” American Behavioral Scientist 29:531.

Subscales:

Status (MRNs_
Toughness (MRNt_
Anti-Femininity (MRNaf_
 

MRNaf Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements:
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
MRNt Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements:
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
MRNs Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements:
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
Question: mturkcode
MTurk_ID_Question.lsq
mturkcode

{if(mturkcode>0,mturkcode,implode("","M",date("Y"),str_repeat("0",3-strlen(date("z"))),date("z"),rand(1000000000,1999999999)))}

 
This question creates a variable called -mturkcode- with a random code number.  The question should be included somewhere in the survey, and should be hidden.  The code number will be in the format MYYYYDDD1xxxxxxxxx, where M is the letter "M", YYYY is the year, DDD is the sequential number of the day within the year (0 to 365), and xxxxxxxxx is a nine-digit random integer. (The letter "M" is included to ensure that the variable is imported into Stata as a string, ensuring that it will not be rounded.) You can display the code to respondents on the end by entering something like the following into the "End Message" for the study:

Thank you for completing the study.

Please copy and paste the following ID code into MTurk in order to process your payment:

{mturkcode}
Group: video
embedded_video.lsg
embedded_video

Text before the video goes here.

Text after video goes here.

 

Videos can be embedded in PCL surveys using an HTML video tag. If embedded as follows, the jwplayer video player (http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/) will automatically serve it in a format that can be played by the user's browser/OS combination.

Two attributes are required:

  • src="http://path/to/video.mp4" : the location of the video file
  • class="jwplayer" : this triggers the code to create the video player

Several optional attributes include:

  • height="xxx" : the height of the video in pixels
  • width="xxx" : the width of the video in pixels
  • poster="http://path/to/image.png" : an image to display before the video is started

If height and width are not specified, the video will be shown at its native size.  If one or both are specified, the video will be resized (with aspect ratio maintained).

We recommend encoding video as follows:

  • .mp4 container
  • H.264 video (resolution up to 720p; 30 frames per second; Main Profile level 3.1)
  • AAC-LC audio (up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo)

 

 

Group: Party identification
limesurvey_group_13.lsg
Party ID Descrioption is here!
anes_pid Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?
1: Republican
2: Democrat
3: Independent
 
anes_pidr Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican?
1: Strong Republican
2: Not very strong Republican
 
anes_pidd Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
1: Strong Democrat
2: Not very strong Democrat
 
anes_pidi Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican or Democratic party?
1: Republican Party
2: Democratic Party
 
Group: ANES Racial Resentment
limesurvey_group_26.lsg
anes_rr Please tell us how strongly you aggree or disagree with each of these statements:
1: Agree strongly
2: Agree somewhat
3: neither agree nor disagree
4: Disagree somewhat
5: Disagree strongly
 
  1. Irish, Italians, Jewish and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Blacks should do the same without any special favors.
  2. Generations of slavery and discrimination have created conditions that make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower class.
  3. Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.
  4. It's really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites.
Group: Autonomy [subscale of Sociotropy-Autonomy Scale]
limesurvey_group_3.lsg

Bieling, PeterJ, AaronT Beck, and GregoryK Brown. 2000. “The Sociotropy–Autonomy Scale: Structure and Implications.” Cognitive Therapy and Research 24 (6):763-80.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A%3A1005599714224

Asoc Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements: 
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
  1. I don’t like people to invade my privacy.
  2. It is very important that I feel free to get up and go where ever I want.
  3. When I have a problem, I like to go off on my own and think it through rather than being influenced by others.
  4. I prefer to make my own plans, so I am not controlled by others.
  5. I don’t like to answer personal questions because they feel like an invasion of my privacy.
  6. I feel confined when I have to sit through a long meeting.
  7. It is more important to be active and doing things than having close relationships with other people.
  8. In relationships, people often are too demanding of each other.
  9. It bothers me when people try to direct my behavior or activities.
  10. When I feel sick, I like to be left alone.
  11. When visiting people, I get fidgety when sitting around talking and would rather get up and do something.
  12. I find it is of importance to be in control of my emotions.
  13. I like to take long walks by myself.
  14. I like to go off on my own, exploring new places—without other people.
  15. The worst part about being in jail would be not being able to move around freely.
  16. I feel more comfortable helping others than receiving help.
  17. I value work accomplishments more than I value making friends.
Aiga Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements: 
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
  1. If a goal is important to me I will pursue it even if it may make other people uncomfortable.
  2. The possibility of being rejected by others for standing up for my rights would not stop me.
  3. I set my own standards and goals for myself rather than accepting those of other people.
  4. If I think I am right about something, I feel comfortable expressing myself even if others don’t like it.
  5. It is more important to meet your own objectives on a task than to meet another person’s objective.
  6. When I achieve a goal I get more satisfaction from reaching the goal than from any praise I might get.
  7. It is more important that I know I’ve done a good job than having others know it.
  8. I enjoy accomplishing things more than being given credit for them.
  9. It is more important to get a job done than to worry about people’s reactions.
  10. I prize being a unique individual more than being a member of a group.
  11. I am not influenced by others in what I decide to do.
Group: Male Role Norms Scale
limesurvey_group_Male_Role_Norms_Scale.lsg
Thompson, Edward H., Jr., and Joseph H. Pleck. 1986. “The Structure of Male Role Norms.” American Behavioral Scientist 29:531
mrn Please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements: 
1: Strongly disagree
2: Disagree
3: Neither agree nor disagree
4: Agree
5: Strongly agree
 
  1. Success in his work has to be man's central goal in this life.
  2. The best way for a young man to get the respect of other people is to get a job, take it seriously, and do it well.
  3. A man owes it to his family to work at the best-paying job he can get.
  4. A man should generally work overtime to make more money whenever he has the chance.
  5. A man always deserves the respect of his wife and children.
  6. It is essential for a man to always have the respect and admiration of everyone who knows him.
  7. A man should never back down in the face of trouble.
  8. I always like a man who's totally sure of himself.
  9. A man should always think everything out coolly and logically and have rational reasons for everything he does.
  10. A men should always try to project an air of confidence even if he really doesn't feel confident inside.
  11. A man must stand on his own two feet and never depend on other people to help him do things.
  12. When a man is feeling a little pain he should try not to let it show very much.
  13. Nobody respects a man very much who frequently talks about his worries, fears, and problems.
  14. A good motto for a man would be “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
  15. I think a young man should try to become physically tough, even if he's not big.
  16. Fists are sometimes the only way to get out of a bad situation.
  17. A great man enjoys a bit of danger now and then.
  18. In some kinds of situations a man should be ready to use his fists, even if his wife or his girlfriend would object.
  19. A man should always refuse to get into a fight, even if there seems to be no way to avoid it.
  20. It bothers me when a man does something that I consider “feminine.”
  21. A man whose hobbies are cooking, sewing, and going to the ballet probably wouldn't appeal to me.
  22. It is a bit embarrassing for a man to have a job that is usually filled by a woman.
  23. Unless he was really desperate, I would probably advise a man to keep looking rather than accept a job as a secretary.
  24. If I heard about a man who was a hairdresser and a gourmet cook, I might wonder how masculine he was.
  25. I think it's extremely good for a boy to be taught to cook, sew, clean the house, and take care of younger children.
  26. I might find it a little silly or embarrassing if a male friend of mine cried over a sad love scene in a movie.
Group: demographics
limesurvey_group_demographics.lsg
ideology We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. Here is a 7-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you thought much about this?
1: Extremely liberal
2: Liberal
3: Slightly liberal
4: Moderate, middle of the road
5: Slightly conservative
6: Conservative
7: Extremely Conservative
 
age Please enter your current age.
 
gender Are you male or female?
 
education What is the highest level of school you have completed?
1: Some schooling, no high school diploma
2: High school graduate - high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
3: Some college, no degree
4: Associate degree
5: Bachelor's degree
6: Master's degree
7: Professional or Doctorate degree
 
student Are you currently a student?
1: yes
2: no
 
income Which of the income groups listed below includes the total 2012 income before taxes of all members of your family living in your home? Please include salaries, wages, pensions, dividends, interest and all other income.
1: Under $15,000
2: $15,000 - $30,000
3: $30,000 - $45,000
4: $45,000 - $60,000
5: $60,000 - $75,000
6: $75,000 - $90,000
7: Above $90,000
 
race Please check one or more categories to indicate what race(s) and/or ethnicity you consider yourself to be. 
 
  1. White
  2. Black or African-American
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
  4. East Asian
  5. South Asian
  6. Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  7. Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
state_icpsr In which state (or territory) do you live?
01: Connecticut
02: Maine
03: Massachusetts
04: New Hampshire
05: Rhode Island
06: Vermont
11: Delaware
12: New Jersey
13: New York
14: Pennsylvania
21: Illinois
22: Indiana
23: Michigan
24: Ohio
25: Wisconsin
31: Iowa
32: Kansas
33: Minnesota
34: Missouri
35: Nebraska
36: North Dakota
37: South Dakota
40: Virginia
41: Alabama
42: Arkansas
43: Florida
44: Georgia
45: Louisiana
46: Mississippi
47: North Carolina
48: South Carolina
49: Texas
51: Kentucky
52: Maryland
53: Oklahoma
54: Tennessee
55: District of Columbia
56: West Virginia
61: Arizona
62: Colorado
63: Idaho
64: Montana
65: Nevada
66: New Mexico
67: Utah
68: Wyoming
71: California
72: Oregon
73: Washington
80: Alaska
81: Hawaii
82: Puerto Rico
83: American Samoa, Guam
85: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
86: U.S. Virgin Islands
87: Other U.S. dependency
 
Group: State of residence
limesurvey_group_demographics_states.lsg

This group contains several state questions:

state_icpsr -- uses the ICPSR state codes

state_fips -- uses FIPS state codes

state_usps -- US Postal service two-letter codes

state_icpsr In which state (or territory) do you live?
01: Connecticut
02: Maine
03: Massachusetts
04: New Hampshire
05: Rhode Island
06: Vermont
11: Delaware
12: New Jersey
13: New York
14: Pennsylvania
21: Illinois
22: Indiana
23: Michigan
24: Ohio
25: Wisconsin
31: Iowa
32: Kansas
33: Minnesota
34: Missouri
35: Nebraska
36: North Dakota
37: South Dakota
40: Virginia
41: Alabama
42: Arkansas
43: Florida
44: Georgia
45: Louisiana
46: Mississippi
47: North Carolina
48: South Carolina
49: Texas
51: Kentucky
52: Maryland
53: Oklahoma
54: Tennessee
55: District of Columbia
56: West Virginia
61: Arizona
62: Colorado
63: Idaho
64: Montana
65: Nevada
66: New Mexico
67: Utah
68: Wyoming
71: California
72: Oregon
73: Washington
80: Alaska
81: Hawaii
82: Puerto Rico
83: American Samoa, Guam
85: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
86: U.S. Virgin Islands
87: Other U.S. dependency
 
state_fips In which state (or territory) do you live?
1: Alabama
10: Delaware
11: District of Columbia
12: Florida
13: Georgia
15: Hawaii
16: Idaho
17: Illinois
18: Indiana
19: Iowa
2: Alaska
20: Kansas
21: Kentucky
22: Louisiana
23: Maine
24: Maryland
25: Massachusetts
26: Michigan
27: Minnesota
28: Mississippi
29: Missouri
30: Montana
31: Nebraska
32: Nevada
33: New Hampshire
34: New Jersey
35: New Mexico
36: New York
37: North Carolina
38: North Dakota
39: Ohio
4: Arizona
40: Oklahoma
41: Oregon
42: Pennsylvania
44: Rhode Island
45: South Carolina
46: South Dakota
47: Tennessee
48: Texas
49: Utah
5: Arkansas
50: Vermont
51: Virginia
53: Washington
54: West Virginia
55: Wisconsin
56: Wyoming
6: California
60: American Samoa
64: Federated States of Micronesia
66: Guam
68: Marshall Islands
69: Northern Mariana Islands
70: Palau
72: Puerto Rico
74: U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
78: U.S. Virgin Islands
8: Colorado
9: Connecticut
 
state_usps In which state (or territory) do you live?
AK: Alaska
AL: Alabama
AR: Arkansas
AS: American Samoa
AZ: Arizona
CA: California
CO: Colorado
CT: Connecticut
DC: District Of Columbia
DE: Delaware
FL: Florida
FM: Federated States Of Micronesia
GA: Georgia
GU: Guam
HI: Hawaii
IA: Iowa
ID: Idaho
IL: Illinois
IN: Indiana
KS: Kansas
KY: Kentucky
LA: Louisiana
MA: Massachusetts
MD: Maryland
ME: Maine
MH: Marshall Islands
MI: Michigan
MN: Minnesota
MO: Missouri
MP: Northern Mariana Islands
MS: Mississippi
MT: Montana
NC: North Carolina
ND: North Dakota
NE: Nebraska
NH: New Hampshire
NJ: New Jersey
NM: New Mexico
NV: Nevada
NY: New York
OH: Ohio
OK: Oklahoma
OR: Oregon
PA: Pennsylvania
PR: Puerto Rico
PW: Palau
RI: Rhode Island
SC: South Carolina
SD: South Dakota
TN: Tennessee
TX: Texas
UT: Utah
VA: Virginia
VI: Virgin Islands
VT: Vermont
WA: Washington
WI: Wisconsin
WV: West Virginia
WY: Wyoming
 
Group: Political Knowledge -- from ANES 2012
limesurvey_group_politicalknowledge.lsg
pk_intro Finally, we have a few questions to see how much information about political people have picked up from the media, the internet, and other sources. If you are not sure about a question, please do not look up the answer--just provide your best guess.
 
pk_ptime How many times can an individual be elected President of the United States under current laws?
 
pk_deficit Is the U.S. federal budget deficit — the amount by which the government's spending exceeds the amount of money it collects — now bigger, about the same, or smaller than it was during most of the 1990s?
1: Bigger
2: About the same
3: Smaller
 
pk_senterm For how many years is a United States Senator elected — that is, how many years are there in one full term of office for U.S. Senator?
 
pk_ppl Now we have a set of questions concerning various public figures. We want to see how much information about them gets out to the public from television, newspapers and the like.  What job or political office does each of the following now hold?
 
  1. John Boehner
  2. Joe Biden
  3. David Cameron
  4. John Roberts
pk_house Do you happen to know which party currently has the most members in the House of Representatives in Washington?
1: Democratic Party
2: Republican Party
 
pk_senate Do you happen to know which party currently has the most members in the U.S. in Washington?
1: Democratic Party
2: Republican Party
 
pk_medicare What is medicare?
 
pk_spleast On which of the following does the U.S. federal government currently spend the least?
1: Foreign Aid
2: Medicare
3: National Defense
4: Social Security