CSES Module 2: 2001-2006
CSES Module 2 focused on representation and accountability via three key theoretical questions. First, it examined the contrasting views of the logic of elections – to what extent are elections a mechanism to hold government accountable, as opposed to a means to ensure that citizens’ views are properly represented in the democratic process? Second, the module added a new set of items on citizen engagement and cognition across democratic polities. Third, the module expanded the analyses of the first module to examine how voters’ choices are affected by the institutional context within which those choices are made.
CSES Module 2 Full Release
December 15, 2015 version
You can choose below to either download the dataset to your own computer for analysis, or to use an online analysis tool.
Analyze on your own computer
First, create a local directory to download the files into. We recommend:
Second, download the codebook:
Third, download one or more of the following six files, depending on which statistical package(s) you intend to use with the data, and how:
cses2_csv.zip – CSV file (.csv)
cses2_r.zip – R dataset (.rdata)
cses2_sas.zip – SAS dataset (.sas7bdat)
cses2_spss.zip – SPSS dataset (.sav)
cses2_stata.zip – STATA dataset (.dta)
cses2_syntax.zip – Raw data and syntax for SAS, SPSS and STATA