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Variable List > District-Level Variables

The following list of variables was produced from the Full Release of CSES Module 1 (August 4, 2003 version), the second Advance Release of CSES Module 2 (December 15, 2004 version), and the first Advance Release of CSES Module 3 (March 29, 2010 version).

The list is being provided to help in understanding what content is available from CSES, and to compare the content available in each module. However, the list is not intended to replace use of the codebook and other study documentation, so please refer instead to those materials when you are ready to begin your analysis of the data.

The first row of each entry, in orange, is the variable label. The second row of each entry, in grey, contains the variable names from the dataset. The third row of each entry, in white, is the variable description or question text. The second and third rows are divided into three columns - the first for Module 1 (1996-2001), the second for Module 2 (2001-2005), and the third for Module 3 (2006-2011).

Because the list merges multiple modules, questions do not necessarily appear in the order in which they were asked, and variables do not necessarily appear in the same order as in the codebooks.

CSES Module 1
(1996-2001)
CSES Module 2
(2001-2006)
CSES Module 3
(2006-2011)

District-Level Variables

NUMBER OF SEATS IN DISTRICT
A4001 B4001 C4001
This variable reports the number of seats contested in each district of the first segment of the lower house of the legislature. This variable reports the number of seats contested in each district of the first segment of the lower house of the legislature. This variable reports the number of seats contested in each district of the first segment of the lower house of the legislature.
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES IN DISTRICT
A4002 B4002 C4002
This variable reports the number of candidates who contested seats in each district. These data are reported for systems in which electors vote for candidates directly, and for systems in which electors may cast a preference ballot (i.e. indicate a candidate from a party list, in addition to casting a ballot for a party list). This variable reports the number of candidates who contested seats in each district. These data are reported for systems in which electors vote for candidates directly, and for systems in which electors may cast a preference ballot (i.e. indicate a candidate from a party list, in addition to casting a ballot for a party list). This variable reports the number of candidates who contested seats in each district. These data are reported for systems in which electors vote for candidates directly as well as for systems in which electors may cast a preference ballot (i.e., where a voter can indicate a candidate from a party list, in addition to casting a ballot for a party list).
NUMBER OF PARTY LISTS IN DISTRICT
A4003 B4003 C4003
This variable reports the number of parties that presented lists and thereby contested seats in the district. These data are reported for those systems in which electors cast ballots for party lists. This variable reports the number of parties that presented lists and thereby contested seats in the district. These data are reported for those systems in which electors cast ballots for party lists. This variable reports the number of parties that presented lists and, thereby, contested seats in the district. These data are reported for those systems in which electors cast ballots for party lists.
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY A
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY B
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY C
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY D
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY E
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - PARTY F
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - OPTIONAL PARTY G
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - OPTIONAL PARTY H
PERCENT VOTE IN DISTRICT - OPTIONAL PARTY I
A4004_A
A4004_B
A4004_C
A4004_D
A4004_E
A4004_F
B4004_A
B4004_B
B4004_C
B4004_D
B4004_E
B4004_F
C4004_A
C4004_B
C4004_C
C4004_D
C4004_E
C4004_F
C4004_G
C4004_H
C4004_I
This variable reports the proportion of votes cast in favor of [PARTY A-F] in this district. In majoritarian systems, in which more than one round of elections are held, this variable reports the proportion of the popular vote cast in favor of [PARTY A-F] in the FIRST round. This variable reports the proportion of votes cast in favor of [PARTY A-F] in this district. In majoritarian systems, in which more than one round of elections are held, this variable reports the proportion of the popular vote cast in favor of [PARTY A-F] in the FIRST round. This variable reports the proportion of votes cast in favor of party [A/B/C/D/E/F] in this district. In majoritarian systems, in which more than one round of elections are held, this variable reports the proportion of the popular vote cast in favor of party [A/B/C/D/E/F] in the FIRST round.
TURNOUT IN DISTRICT
A4005 B4005 C4005
This variable reports the proportion of valid votes cast relative to the number of voters. This variable reports the proportion of valid votes cast relative to the number of voters. This variable reports official voter turnout in each district.