R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / Election08

Submitted by pmagunia on March 9, 2018 - 1:06 PM
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Election08

Description

State-by-state information from the 2008 U.S. presidential election

Format

A dataset with 51 observations on the following 7 variables.

State Name of the state
Abr Abbreviation for the state
Income Per capita income in the state as of 2007 (in dollars)
HS Percentage of adults with at least a high school education
BA Percentage of adults with at least a college education
Dem.Rep Difference in %Democrat-%Republican (according to 2008 Gallup survey)
ObamaWin 1= Obama (Democrat) wins state in 2008 or 0=McCain (Republican wins)

Details

This dataset contains information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Source

State income data from: Census Bureau Table 659. Personal INcome Per Capita (in 2007)
High school data from: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census of Population, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_011.asp
College data from: Census Bureau Table 225. Educational Attainment by State (in 2007)
% Democrat and % Republican: http://www.gallup.com/poll/114016/state-states-political-party-affiliat…

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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0

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