The following are the closed ended questions used to construct measures of ideological extremity. Aggregate analysis uses all response categories for these questions that include at least thirty respondents. Entries indicate whether the item met the cut-off of 75 percent of respondents with valid scores necessary to be included in the individual-level analysis for each year:
|D||indicates that the criterion was met for Democrats only;|
|R||indicates that the criterion was met for Republicans only;|
|B||indicates that the criterion was met for both sets of partisans;|
|--||indicates that the criterion was met by neither of the partisans,|
|a blank indicates that the item was not asked in a given year.|
In cases in which an old version is repeated and a new version of the same question is introduced, only the newer version was included.
|Fair job treatment||B||B||B||B||B||D||--||B|
|U.S. stay home||B||B||B||B||B||B||B||--||B|
|Aid to education||B||B||B||B||--|
|Friendly to other nations||B|
|Fire suspected communist||B|
|U.S. act tough abroad||B|
|Talk with communists||B||B|
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Publication information: Book title: The Collapse of the Democratic Presidential Majority:Realignment, Dealignment, and Electoral Change from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Contributors: David G. Lawrence - Author. Publisher: Westview Press. Place of publication: Boulder, CO. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 185.
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