polknowTAPS {catSurv}R Documentation

TAPS Political Knowledge

Description

Data of responses to a political knowledge battery from the May 2013 wave of The American Panel Survey (TAPS) out of Washington University in St. Louis.

Usage

data(polknowTAPS)

Format

A data frame with 1496 observations on the following 10 questions.

Q1

Members of the U.S. Supreme Court serve

1 = two-year terms. 2 = ten-year terms. 3 = life terms. 4 = terms determined by the president. 5 = Don't know.

Q2

Who is the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

1 = John Roberts. 2 = Antonin Scalia. 3 = Mitt Romney. 4 = Hillary Clinton. 5 = Don't know.

Q3

Social Security is

1 = the benefit program for senior citizens. 2 = the responsibility of the Department of Defense. 3 = operated by state governments. 4 = funded by the personal income tax. 5 = Don't know.

Q4

On which of the following programs is the most money spent each year?

1 = aid to foreign countries. 2 = Medicare. 3 = subsidies to farmers. 4 = education. 5 = Don't know.

Q5

Which party holds a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington?

1 = Democrats. 2 = Republicans. 3 = Independents. 4 = Don't know.

Q6

How many votes are required in Congress to override a presidential veto?

1 = a simple majority of one house of Congress. 2 = a simple majority of both houses of Congress. 3 = a two-thirds majority of one house of Congress. 4 = a two-thirds majority of both houses of Congress. 5 = Don't know.

Q7

How long is one term for a member of the U.S. Senate?

1 = two years. 2 = four years. 3 = six years. 4 = eight years. 5 = Don't know.

Q8

The ability of a minority of senators to prevent a vote on a bill is known as

1 = a veto. 2 = a filibuster. 3 = enrollment. 4 = suspension of the rules. 5 = Don't know.

Q9

Who is the Vice President of the United States?

1 = Nancy Pelosi. 2 = John Boehner. 3 = Joseph Biden. 4 = Harry Reid. 5 = Don't know.

Q10

A president may serve

1 = one term. 2 = two terms. 3 = three terms. 4 = any number of terms. 5 = Don't know.

Details

TAPS is a monthly online panel survey of about 2,000 adults in the United States. The panel was recruited in the fall of 2011 using an address-based sampling frame. TAPS surveys are administered online. Selected panelists who do not have a computer or online service are provided a computer and internet access by TAPS.

Source

https://wc.wustl.edu/


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