Instructions for Use
All datasets are in MS Excel (.xls file extension) spreadsheet format. A single codebook covers all data sets and should be downloaded as a separate file (MS Word format). In order to download any file simply click on the link below.
Any queries, comments or, especially, data correction information should be directed to Nancy Martorano, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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List of Experts in the 50 U.S. States - contains a list of academics who have voluntarily agreed to be contacted by journalists and fellow academics to answer questions concerning the politics and policies of a particular state.
Code Book (pdf)- contains the code book for the SPPQ dataset. This file contains descriptions of each variable within the complete dataset.
Summer 2005 Updates List (pdf) - updates to SPPQ datasets as of 2005.
State Dataset (xls) - updated State Politics Data with Judiciary Politics Data: Compiled by Stefanie A. Lindquist (in STATA 9 and SPSS for Windows)
State Dataset Code Book (pdf)- contains the code book for the state dataset listed above.
SPSS State Dataset (sav)- contains all data available to download. More than 50 variables are included in the complete data set.
Population and Vital Statistics (xls)- contains 11 variables dealing with population characteristics.
Politics (xls)- contains 5 variables dealing with political environment and activities.
Education (xls) - contains 8 variables on the educational characteristics of states.
Crime (xls) - contains 13 variables on crime and law enforcement.
Business and Economy (xls) - contains 20 variables on economic and business activity and performance.