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Outlook on Life Surveys, 2012

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Robnett, Belinda (University of California-Irvine)
  • Tate, Katherine (Brown University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2015-01-16
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
activism; attitudes; elections; ethnicity; gender; life satisfaction; optimism; pessimism; political affiliation; racial attitudes; racial integration; racism; religious affiliation; religious behavior; sexual attitudes; voter attitudes
Description
  • Abstract

    The 2012 Outlook Surveys, conducted by GfK Knowledge Networks on behalf of the University of California Irvine, were designed to study political and social attitudes in the United States. The project included two surveys fielded between August and December 2012 using a sample from an Internet panel. A total of 2,294 respondents participated in this study during Wave 1 and 1,601 were interviewed during Wave 2. The target population was comprised of four groups: African American/Black males aged 18 and older, African American/Black females aged 18 and older, White/other race males aged 18 and older, and White/other race females aged 18 older, all non-institutionalized and residing in the United States. The survey considered the ways in which social class, ethnicity, marital status, feminism, religiosity, political orientation, sexual behavior, and cultural beliefs or stereotypes influence opinion and behavior. Participants were asked an array of questions pertaining to voting preference, party identification, respondent perception of opportunity for success, and views on interracial dating. These variables and questions examine political and social attitudes in the United States. Additional questions addressed issues such as common fate, nationalism, equality, discrimination, and relations with law enforcement. Demographic variables include race ethnicity, age, gender, religious involvement, sexual orientation, citizenship, annual income, and education.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the 2012 Outlook Surveys were to study political and social attitudes in the United States. The specific purpose of the survey is to consider the ways in which social class, ethnicity, marital status, feminism, religiosity, political orientation, and cultural beliefs or stereotypes influence opinion and behavior.
  • Abstract

    The project included two surveys fielded between August and December 2012 using a sample from an Internet panel. A total of 2,294 respondents participated in this study; 1,601 were reinterviewed. The survey also contained a large oversample of Black ethnics.
  • Abstract

    The data include variables pertaining to social class, ethnicity, marital status, feminism, religiosity, and political orientation. In addition there are variables pertaining to gender, household composition and size, household income, employment status, education, and marital status.
  • Methods

    This study has three weights for each wave: (1) Post-Stratification weight: All Cases (Weight1): This weight should be used to look at all the cases together. (2) Post-Stratification weight: Total African American and total non-African American (Weight2): Used for comparing ethnic groups. (3) Post-Stratification weight: Total African American/non-African American by Male/Female (Weight3): Used for comparing ethnic-gender groups.
  • 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.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Wave 1: 55.3 percent response rate. Wave 2: 75.1 percent response rate.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2012
  • 2012-08-16 / 2012-12-31
    Collection date: 2012-08-16--2012-12-31
  • 2012-12-13 / 2012-12-28
    Collection date: 2012-12-13--2012-12-28
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States adults with a computer and Internet connection. Smallest Geographic Unit: County
Sampling
Participants were drawn from the GfK Knowledge Network, a web panel designed to be representative of the Unites States population. Panel members are randomly recruited through probability-based sampling, and households are provided with access to the Internet and hardware if needed. Random-digit dialing and address-based sampling methodologies are used. The target population were non-institutionalized adults 18 years of age and older.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey

Note
Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (#SBR-1155404).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35348 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Robnett, Belinda; Tate, Katherine (2015): Outlook on Life Surveys, 2012. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35348.v1