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The Contamination of Responses to Survey Items: Economic Perceptions and Political Judgments

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Dataset : survey data
  • Wilcox, Nathaniel (University of Houston)
  • Wlezien, Christopher (University of Houston)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
economic issues; perceptions; political issues
  • Abstract

    This study investigates questionnaire item and proximity effects on responses to economic and political items in surveys. This experimental design varies survey item order across subjects. Results indicate proximity of survey items does affect responses.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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  • These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1103 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01103.v1
  • Wilcox, Nathaniel, Wlezien, Christopher. The contamination of responses to survey items: Economic perceptions and political judgments. Political Analysis.5, 181-213.1993.
    • ID: 10.1093/pan/5.1.181 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Wilcox, Nathaniel; Wlezien, Christopher (1996): The Contamination of Responses to Survey Items: Economic Perceptions and Political Judgments. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.