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ERRATA

Description:Updates Made to Previous Dataset Release: 1998-Oct Version
Posted:1998-Oct

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The following erratum (discovered in July 1998) was applied to the October 1998 release of the 1994 National Election Study, among other corrections:


It has been discovered that the Inap assignments for 1994 cross-section cases are incorrect in 2 variables within the 1992 vars included in this dataset. The affected variables are V3634 and V3635.

1994 cross-section cases should be coded 9 (Inap.) in V3634 ("Party ID summary") and should be coded 0 (Inap.) in V3635 ("Bush trait intelligent"), but are instead coded 0 Inap in V3634 and 9 Inap in V3635.

IMPORTANT: THE PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE ERROR IN THE V3634 PARTY ID SUMMARY VARIABLE IS TO CODE ALL 1994 CROSS- SECTION RESPONDENTS AS 'STRONG DEMOCRATS' (CODE 0) IN 1992.

The following SAS and SPSS statements may be used to correct the data values:

SAS:
if V2=2 then V3634=9;
if V2=2 then V3635=0;

SPSS:
if (V2=2) V3634=9.
if (V2=2) V3635=0. 

In addition, the 1994 SAS and SPSS data definition files must have the V3634 missing data definition changed (code 0 is not missing data):

SAS:
if V3634 ge 8 then V3634=.; 

SPSS MISSING VALUES STATEMENT: 
V3634 (8 THRU HIGHEST) /

or 

SPSS RECODE STATEMENT: 
V3634 (8 THRU HI=SYSMIS) /

The code labels for V3634 must also be corrected to reflect the correct Inap code [V3635 has the correct code labeled as Inap]:

SAS:

VALUE V3634FT (MAX=40)
0 = "STRONG DEMOCRAT (510)"
1 = "WEAK DEMOCRAT (550, 580, 590)"
2 = "INDEPENDENT-DEMOCRAT (205, 305, 405)"
3 = "INDEPENDENT-INDEPENDENT (203, 208, 209)"
4 = "INDEPENDENT-REPUBLICAN (201, 301, 401)"
5 = "WEAK REPUBLICAN (150, 180, 190)"
6 = "STRONG REPUBLICAN (110)"
7 = "OTHER-MINOR PARTY, REFUSES TO SAY (403, 408, 409)"
8 = "APOLITICAL (303, 308, 309)"
9 = "NA (800, 900); INAP, 1994 cross section";

SPSS: 

V3634
0 "STRONG DEMOCRAT (510)"
1 "WEAK DEMOCRAT (550, 580, 590)"
2 "INDEPENDENT-DEMOCRAT (205, 305, 405)"
3 "INDEPENDENT-INDEPENDENT (203, 208, 209)"
4 "INDEPENDENT-REPUBLICAN (201, 301, 401)"
5 "WEAK REPUBLICAN (150, 180, 190)"
6 "STRONG REPUBLICAN (110)"
7 "OTHER-MINOR PARTY, REFUSES TO SAY (403, 408, 409)"
8 "APOLITICAL (303, 308, 309)"
9 "NA (800, 900); INAP, 1994 cross section" 
Files on the NES website have been corrected. 

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