CSES Module 2 Data Set Errata
Posted: January 28, 2010

Italy (2006) - B3037 (Like-Dislike - Parties) and B3038 (Left-Right - Parties)

In the Italy 2006 portion of the CSES Module 2 dataset, 475 respondents in variables B3037_A-B3037_F and B3038_A-B3038_F were incorrectly coded as 0 instead of 99. Due to survey length constraints in the Italy 2006 election study, one wave of the Italy 2006 election study did not include these questions, and as a result the data for these questions is missing for 475 respondents. In the CSES dataset the 475 respondents were coded 0 in error (as if they responded to the question), when instead they should have been coded as 99 (missing).

Code for correcting the problem can be downloaded by clicking here:
CSES_Italy2006_Correction_B3037_B3038.zip

Included in the above ZIP file are two syntax files - one for use in SPSS (*.sps) and the other for use in STATA (*.do). These files can be easily adapted for other software programs as necessary.

After the correction code is applied, the frequency distribution for variables B3037_A-B3037_F and B3038_A-B3038_F should appear as follows for the 1,439 cases from the Italy 2006 election study:

B3037_A-B3037_F LIKE-DISLIKE

          PARTY A       PARTY B       PARTY C       PARTY D       PARTY E       PARTY F
Code    Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent
------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------
0        121    8.41    70    4.86   102    7.09    73    5.07    78    5.42   107    7.44
1         56    3.89    34    2.36    36    2.50    23    1.60    21    1.46    52    3.61
2         48    3.34    59    4.10    53    3.68    54    3.75    45    3.13    64    4.45
3         42    2.92    64    4.45    51    3.54    61    4.24    58    4.03    60    4.17
4         61    4.24    61    4.24    61    4.24    75    5.21    70    4.86    68    4.73
5        105    7.30   121    8.41   106    7.37   140    9.73   150   10.42   109    7.57
6         67    4.66    66    4.59    72    5.00   105    7.30   102    7.09    74    5.14
7         60    4.17    67    4.66    64    4.45    59    4.10    53    3.68    51    3.54
8         67    4.66    64    4.45    73    5.07    47    3.27    41    2.85    37    2.57
9         28    1.95    24    1.67    34    2.36     7    0.49    13    0.90    27    1.88
10        31    2.15    16    1.11    23    1.6     10    0.69     9    0.63    15    1.04
97.REF     6    0.42    19    1.32     7    0.49    11    0.76    18    1.25     9    0.63
98.DK     75    5.21    96    6.67    81    5.63    98    6.81   111    7.71    89    6.18
99.MIS   672   46.70   678   47.12   676   46.98   676   46.98   670   46.56   677   47.05

B3038_A-B3038_F LEFT-RIGHT

          PARTY A        PARTY B       PARTY C       PARTY D       PARTY E       PARTY F
Code    Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent  Freq Percent
------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------  ---- -------
0         10    0.69    94    6.53    10    0.69    57    3.96    20    1.39   188   13.06
1          7    0.49    55    3.82     6    0.42    25    1.74    12    0.83   187   13.00
2          9    0.63   112    7.78     7    0.49    66    4.59    28    1.95   143    9.94
3         11    0.76   140    9.73     8    0.56   123    8.55    23    1.60    54    3.75
4         18    1.25   116    8.06    22    1.53   181   12.58    56    3.89    36    2.50
5         51    3.54    83    5.77    36    2.50   156   10.84   181   12.58    41    2.85
6         62    4.31    33    2.29    47    3.27    37    2.57   138    9.59    19    1.32
7        115    7.99    18    1.25    56    3.89    27    1.88   104    7.23    11    0.76
8        171   11.88    22    1.53   130    9.03    19    1.32    58    4.03    11    0.76
9        114    7.92    11    0.76   165   11.47     2    0.14     9    0.63    11    0.76
10       149   10.35     5    0.35   222   15.43     0    0.00    44    3.06     1    0.07
97.REF    11    0.76    13    0.90     9    0.63    12    0.83    10    0.69     8    0.56
98.DK     78    5.42   101    7.02    88    6.12    97    6.74   119    8.27    91    6.32
99.MIS   633   43.99   636   44.20   633   43.99   637   44.27   637   44.27   638   44.34