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California Initiative/Referendum Data (2000-2012)

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data, observational data
Creator
  • Hastings, Jeff (Utah State University. Department of Political Science)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-05-21
Language
English
Free Keywords
campaign contributions; campaign expenditures; constitutional amendments; constitutional change; elections; legal proceedings; referendum
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information about initiative/referendum campaigns in California from 2000 to 2012. Information was gathered regarding campaign donations, expenditures, interest group involvement, legal challenges, and mainstream newspaper coverage for each initiative and referendum. The data includes whether the campaigns concerned certain issues related to the environment, law enforcement, and controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Additionally, the collection noted whether the election takes place in a presidential year, an even year, and whether the campaign is on the November ballot.
  • Abstract

    This data collection uses a binomial regression model that calculates the likelihood of a legal challenge based upon information from initiative/referendum campaigns from 2000 to 2012 years in California.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000 / 2012
    Time period: 2000--2012
  • 2000 / 2012
    Collection date: 2000--2012
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • United States
Sampled Universe
California Initiative/Referendum Campaigns Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34627 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Hastings, Jeff (2013): California Initiative/Referendum Data (2000-2012). Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34627.v1