Stuart

Soroka

Professor
Communication Studies & Political Science
University of Michigan

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Data

Data are arranged below into the following themes: Political Communications and Mass Media / Public Opinion and Policy / Immigration, Diversity and the Welfare State /Canadian Legislative Politics (Policy Agendas data)

Political Communications and Mass Media

All content analyses conducted through the Media Observatory at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada are available here. Other datasets are available here:

Agenda-Setting Dynamics: These are the data used in Soroka, Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada. A codebook is included on the first worksheet of the Excel file.

Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada Data [zipped, in Excel format]

Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: These are the data used in Soroka, "Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy." A codebook is included on the first worksheet of the Excel file.

Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Data [zipped, in Excel format]

The Gatekeeping Function: These are the data used in Soroka, "The Gatekeeping Function: Distributions of Information in Media and the Real World." A codebook is included in the zip file.

The Gatekeeping Function Data [zipped, in STATA format]

It's (Change in) the (Future) Economy, Stupid: Economic Indicators, the Media and Public Opinion 2015: The data used in this paper are available via the AJPS Dataverse.

The Impact of News Photos on Support for Military Action, 2016: The data used in this paper are available via the AJPS Dataverse.

Public Opinion and Policy

All data used in the Degrees of Democracy project (with Christopher Wlezien, Temple University) is available on the project website, degreesofdemocracy.mcgill.ca, or directly here:

Data used in Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion and Policy

Codebook [in pdf format]

US [zipped, in STATA format]

UK [zipped, in STATA format]

Canada [zipped, in STATA format]

Total Expenditure on Government Services in the UK, 1980-2000

Data [in Excel format]

Codebook [in pdf format]

Discussion and Analysis [Public Expenditure in the UK: How Measures Matter, in pdf

Canadian Government Expenditures, 1980-2004

Data [in Excel format]

Codebook [in pdf format]

Immigration, Diversity and Welfare State

The Equality, Security and Community Survery (ESCS) is available for online analysis at the Canadian Opinion Research Archive.

Canadian Electoral Politics

The Canadian Election Studies are available at the Canadian Opinion Research Archive, or at the CES site.

Canadian Legislative Politics (Policy Agendas Data)

Oral Questions: This dataset includes a content anlaysis of all oral questions in the Canadian House of Commons, from 1982 to 2004. All questions are coded using a Policy Agendas coding scheme (by Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones), slightly adjusted for the Canadian case. That coding scheme is described in detail in the codebook below.

Government Bills: This dataset covers all Government Bills from 1968 to 2004 (the 28th to 27th Parliments). As above, bills are coded using the a Policy Agendas coding scheme (by Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones), slightly adjusted for the Canadian case.

Canadian Policy Agendas Data Codebook [in pdf format]

Oral Questions Data [zipped, in STATA format]

Oral Questions Data [zipped, in SPSS format]

Government Bills Data [zipped, in STATA format]

Government Bills Data [zipped, in SPSS format]

Most Important Problem: This dataset includes aggregate results from the 'Most Important Problem' question, asked in quarterly Environcis Focus Canada surveys. Results are included for the entire sample, and by partisanship. These data were used in Soroka, Penner and Blidook, “Legislative Priorities and Public Opinion: The Representation of Partisan Agendas in the Canadian House of Commons.” The raw data are available through the Canadian Opinion Research Archive.

Most Important Problem Data Codebook [in pdf format]

Most Important Problem Data [zipped, in STATA format]

Most Important Problem Data [zipped, in SPSS format]