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Mexico Panel Study, 2012

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Greene, Kenneth (University of Texas-Austin)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign issues; campaign strategies; candidates; corruption; crime; elections; national elections; political advertising; political attitudes; political behavior; poverty; religion; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The Mexico 2012 Panel Study is a two-wave, major survey research project on Mexico's 2012 general election campaign with a focus on vote buying and the impact of crime and violence on vote choices. It is roughly comparable in scope to the American National Election Studies and the British Elections Studies. Similar to the Mexico 2000 and Mexico 2006 Panel Studies, it is intended to be a resource for scholars working on campaigns, public opinion, voting behavior, and political communication, whether they focus on Mexico or not. The 2012 Panel Study examines democratic consolidation in Mexico through the lens of electoral politics and documents how the mass public, the candidates, the political parties, and the media interact to shape the subjects of electoral contests - taking into account the possibility that political elites may anticipate the preferences of ordinary citizens and of other elites. The goal of the study was to understand why electoral campaigns highlight or downplay certain issues, and to assess the implications of these dynamics for democratic governance. Some of the questions in this study include "Who sets the agenda in Mexican elections?", "To what extent does this agenda respond to, engage, or ignore ordinary citizens?", and "What do the dynamics of 'issue emergence' mean for democratic representation?". Demographic variables include, age, sex, civil/marital status, education, income, occupation, social class, and religion.
  • Abstract

    The 2012 Mexico Panel Study examines the extent to which political campaigns remain a top-down process in Mexico's democracy. Combined with past research on Mexico's 2000 and 2006 presidential campaign, data from this project helps to shed light on key issues in democratic consolidation.
  • Methods

    Population weights
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Approximately 70 percent
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public Use Data (Spanish Language)
    • DS2: Public Use Data (English Language)
    • DS3: Restricted Use Data (Spanish Language)
    • DS4: Restricted Use Data (English Language)
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-03 / 2012-07
    Time period: 2012-03--2012-07
  • 2012-03 / 2012-07
    Collection date: 2012-03--2012-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Mexico
Sampled Universe
Mexican adults, pre- and post-2012 national elections. Smallest Geographic Unit: Polling station
Random stratified sample of Mexican eligible voters.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35024 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2016-03-11 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2016-03-11

Greene, Kenneth (2016): Mexico Panel Study, 2012. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.