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TIME SERIES CUMULATIVE DATA FILE

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CURRENT RELEASE

Current Dataset Release: 2015-May-14 Version
2015-Nov-19 Due to an error in the technical specifications, the 2012 Web instrument did not include "Haven't Thought Much About It" as an onscreen category for the Liberal-Conservative Self Placement question. As a result, data coded as "Haven't Thought Much About It" in the Cumulative Data File for variable VCF0803 reflects face-to-face cases only.
2015-Jul-21 Coding of Yes and No in VCF0501 (important differences between parties) has been reversed for 2012 and will be corrected in the next release. Thanks to Carey Stapleton for notification about this issue
2015-May-14 This release includes new cross-year race-ethnicity summary variables outlined in the ANES Project Memo "Plan to update race & ethnicity variables on the ANES CDF" (new variables VCF0105a, VCF0105b, and revised variable VCF0106).
2001-Dec-11 Notes from Review of U.S. House Race Description (11 cases)
11 cases with new information describing type of House race in VCF0902, VCF0904, and/or VCF0905.
This additional information regarding correct description of congressional district House race is for notification only;
the indicated variables will not be corrected because administration of the surveys occurred with the original
and uncorrected information regarding type of House race.


   YEAR     STCD      CASE              CURRENT                       VALUE
 VCF0004   VCF0900a  VCF0006  VAR       VALUE                       SHOULD BE
 -------   -------    -------  -------  -------                     ---------
 1. 1984   2505       1806    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          1      Inc is unopposed
 2. 1984   7301       1913    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          0      No incumbent

 3. 1986   1312       1731    VCF0904      1    Inc is unopposed        2      Inc is opposed
 4. 1986   1318       1733    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          1      Inc is unopposed
 5. 1986   1318       1744    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          1      Inc is unopposed
 6. 1986   3203       1960    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          1      Inc is unopposed
 7. 1986   1207       2073    VCF0904      1    Inc is unopposed        2      Inc is opposed
 8. 1986   1312       2120    VCF0904      1    Inc is unopposed        2      Inc is opposed

 9. 1998   4928       1103    VCF0902     21    Rep Inc, Dem cha       14      Dem Inc unopp
10. 1998   4928       1103    VCF0904      2    Inc is opposed          1
11. 1998   4928       1103    VCF0905      2    2 or more major cans    1      1 major cand




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PREVIOUS RELEASE HISTORY
(CORRECTED IN CURRENT DATASET RELEASE)

2015-Apr-3 An error in variables VCF9073 and VCF9076-9079 has been discovered. The wrong source variable was used in the construction of these variables. ANES will re-release the Cumulative Data File with a corrected version of this variable shortly. Thank you to Dr, Matt Childers from the University of North Florida for bringing this to our attention.
2015-Mar-20 Variable VCF9040 is missing 2012 data from the current version of the Cumulative Data File. These data will be added in the next release. Thank you to Jennifer Chudy from the University of Michigan for noting its absence.
2015-Mar-20 An error in variable VCF9080 has been discovered. The wrong source variable was used in the construction of VCF9080. ANES will re-release the Cumulative Data File with a corrected version of this variable shortly. Thank you to Dr, Matt Childers from the University of North Florida for bringing this to our attention.
2014-Oct-01 Coding of values 1,2 is reversed for VCF0310 and VCF0311 for 2012 data. Thanks to Matthew Childers for notification of these miscodes.
2012-Feb-02 2004 Data missing for VCF0132
2011-Aug-01 Correction to VCF0502 for 2008 data
2011-Jul-15 Correction to VCF9047,VCF9048,VCF9049 for 2008 data
2011-Jun-22 Correction to VCF0706 for 1948 data
2011-Jan-04 Education summary VCF0140 and VCF0140a corrections
2010-Aug-24 2008 data for VCF0649 (govt responsiveness index)
2010-Aug-24 2008 data for VCF0648 (external efficacy index)
2010-Aug-24 2008 data for VCF0522 (best party to keep out of war in next 4 years)
2010-Aug-20 2002 cases coded 5 in VCF0740 should be coded 2 ('No')
2010-Aug-20 Cases missing data in VCF0118 for 2008 should be recoded from 0 to 9
2010-Jun-30 Party ID codes 1-2 and 6-7 'reversed' for 2004 data (VCF0301 and VCF0303)


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