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CSES Integrated Module Dataset (IMD)

Version
2.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Publication Date
2019-10-17
Contributor
  • CSES Secretariat (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Elections
Description
  • Abstract

    The CSES Integrated Module Dataset (IMD) brings together the existing Standalone CSES Modules (CSES Modules 1-4 inclusive, all cross-section cases and variables for select questions) into one longitudinal and harmonized dataset. This data product has been created by the CSES Secretariat. The dataset includes over 281,000 individual-level observations, 174 elections across 55-polities and allows the longitudinal exploration of electoral behavior. All data included in the CSES Integrated Module Dataset (IMD) was collected between 1996 and 2016 and is available in the Standalone CSES Modules. Variables that appear in at least three Standalone CSES Modules, up to and including the future CSES Module 5, are eligible for inclusion in IMD with all polities ever having run a CSES Module also included in the dataset. All variables in CSES IMD are harmonized allowing for longitudinal analysis. The CSES IMD offers several unique innovations to CSES users including: - Harmonization of party codes within countries across modules - Harmonization of administrative variables - Pre-coded incumbent vote choice variable - In-data labels for parties and candidates - Extensive checking of all CSES data More information regarding the CSES IMD can be found in the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Integrated Module Dataset (IMD) Stimulus Paper available on the CSES website. Topics: Identification, weight, and study administration variables: dataset; dataset version; election study ID (numeric polity, and alphabetic polity); respondent ID; ID components (polity CSES code, polity UN country code, and polity country name), sample component (election year, CSES module, respondent within election study); weighting factors; election type; date of election 1st and 2nd round; date questionnaire administered; interview timing: number of days between 1st and 2nd round of election; study context; mode of interview (study first, study second, and study third). Demography: Age (in years, in categories); gender; education; marital status; religious denomination; household income; rural or urban residence. MICRO-LEVEL (SURVEY) DATA: Electoral turnout: turnout decision in the main election (respondent cast a ballot at the current election); turnout decision in the current presidential election round 1 and round 2; turnout decision in the current lower house election and upper house election; vote choice for president in the first and/or second round of election; vote choice for party list in the lower house legislative election; vote choice for district candidate in the current lower house elections; vote choice for district candidate(s) in the current upper house elections; current main election: vote choice outgoing government (respondent cast a ballot for the outgoing incumbent) ; turnout decision in the previous presidential election round 1 and round 2; turnout decision in the previous lower house election and upper house election; vote choice for president in the first and/or second round of election; vote choice for party list in the lower house legislative election; vote choice for district candidate in the previous lower house elections; vote choice for district candidate(s) in the current upper house elections; party identification: closeness to one party; party the respondent feels closest to; strength of party identification; left-right self-placement; placement of different parties on a left-right scale; placement of these parties on a likeability scale; placement of the party leaders on a likeability scale; satisfaction with democracy; efficacy: it makes a difference who is in power and who people vote for; rating of the country’s state of economy over the past 12 months; state of economy better: much better or somewhat better; state of economy worse: somewhat worse or much worse. MACRO-LEVEL DATA: Party code identifier for parties/coalitions (numerical codes by polity); official voter turnout (percentage of the registered voters, and percentage of voting age population); compulsory voting; parties’ position on the left-right scale; electoral formula used in the first or lowest electoral segment of the lower house; electoral formula used to elect the president in the presidential election; freedom house rating (rating of freedom in a country at three time periods: the election year, one year before election, and two years before election); democracy-autocracy polity IV rating at three time periods: the election year, one year before election, and two years before election.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996 / 2016
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Brazil (BR)
  • Canada (CA)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Hong Kong (HK)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Kyrgyzstan (KG)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Peru (PE)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Thailand (TH)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • United States (US)
  • Argentina (AR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Kenya (KE)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Uruguay (UY)
Sampled Universe
The universe differs across countries. In most countries it includes eligible voters or residents aged 18 or older.
Sampling
Sampling procedures differ across countries: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample Probability Sample: Stratified Sample
Collection Mode
  • Individual level (modes of collection differ across countries): Face-to-face interview Telephone interview Self-administered questionnaire: Paper Country level: Expert survey: Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 137
Note
please see also ZA-study numbers 5179 (CSES Module 1 Full Release), 5180 (CSES Module 2 Full Release), 5181 (CSES Module 3 Full Release), 5182 (CSES Module 4 Full Release) 6297 (CSES Module 1-3 Harmonized Trend File)
Availability
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7481 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.7804/cses.imd.2018-12-04

Update Metadata: 2019-10-25 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-17

Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2019): CSES Integrated Module Dataset (IMD). Version: 2.0.0. CSES - Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7804/cses.imd.2019-10-17