Punishment vs. Pragmatism - dataset

Published: 11 October 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3j8z2cy3rk.1
Edward Goodger


Data used to analyse support for the post-Corbyn Labour Party - possible changes in this support in response to post-Corbyn convergence on the basis of the Downsian model of voting.


Steps to reproduce

BES combined panel data -> refine to waves 6, 13, 19, 21, 23 -> remove missing data -> rescale the following measures (lr1-5, al1-5, immigEcon + immigCultural) to match uniform 1-5 scale (plus flip al1-5 scales to leave all left-wing political views at one end of all three of these response scales) -> combine economic (lr1-5), cultural (al1-5), and migration policy scales (immigEcon + immigCultural) so each respondent has an economic, cultural, and migration policy scale value between 1 and 5 -> combine these scores together to create a unified ideological scale value for each respondent -> using the quantile function in R, group respondents based on this into one of five ideological groups -> analyse just the respondents in the 'Radical-Left' ideological group. From this group, I derive average Labour evaluations, turnout intentions, and voting intentions.


Political Science, Political Behavior, Quantitative Method in Political Science, Party Politics