ABOUT THE DATASET:
Type of study: two-wave panel study
Sample universe: U.S. voting-age citizens (18 or older)
Sample composition: internet panel cases
Number of waves: 2 (one pre-election, one post-election)
Modes used: internet
Number of completions: 5,421
Weights: weight_pre and weight_post
Additional files: none
Associated studies or derivative files: ANES 2012 Time Series Study
STUDY DESIGN & CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Data were collected concurrently with the ANES 2012 Time Series study by asking Direct Democracy questions to Time Series respondents during (at the end of) the Time Series pre- and post-election interviews and by administering a separate Direct Democracy questionnaire to a supplemental sample of respondents. These supplemental respondents completed a subset of the Time Series questions. All respondents answered questions about ballot measures in their state, including voting on ballot measures, ease of understanding them, groups ballot measures would affect, groups campaigning for or against ballot measures, and evaluation of the use of ballot measures.
The estimated overall response rate (AAPOR RR3) is expected to be 1 or 2 percent.
PRE-PROCESSING PRELIMINARY RELEASE:
MERGING THE DATA WITH THE ANES 2012 TIME SERIES STUDY: