Data

A principal aim of this research project is the creation of new datasets for replication and expansion of the study of competence politics in the UK, US, Canada and Australia by other researchers, students, practitioners and the public. The datasets that are published on this website are the most recent public versions available (along with previous editions for replication purposes). In most instances these are linked to a corresponding publication that should be cited as the source (where in doubt, please cite this website as the data source). These are aggregate datasets (we cannot release underlying poll data due to copyright considerations). Codebooks for the macro-competence outputs and variables are posted for each corresponding dataset. All enquiries relating to this data should be directed to Will Jennings.

UK

  • U.K. Macro-Competence [2012-07-05] – Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, 1950-2012 (first and second dimensions of macro-competence, all issues): last updated July 5, 2012. [DATA] [CODEBOOK]

US

  • U.S. Macro-Competence [2012-05-23] – Republican and Democratic Party, 1939-2011 (first and second dimensions of macro-competence, valence issues only, competence by party retaining ‘other’ and ‘don’t know’ responses and as proportion of the two-party share): last updated May 23, 2012. [DATA] [CODEBOOK]

Canada

  • Canada Macro-Competence [2012-09-27] – Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and NDP, 1953-2001 (first and second dimensions of macro-competence, all issues): last updated September 27, 2012. [DATA] [CODEBOOK]

Australia

  • Australia Macro-Competence [2012-08-02] – Liberals/National, ALP and Other, 1989-2012 (first and second dimensions of macro-competence, all issues): last updated August 8, 2012. [DATA] [CODEBOOK]

Methodology

  • Details of the dyad ratios algorithm (Stimson 1991) used to construct the macro-competence series are reported here.

Previous data releases

  • U.K. Macro-Competence [2010-10-28]  – Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, 1950-2008 (first and second dimensions of macro-competence, all issues): from Jane Green and Will Jennings. (2012). ‘Valence as Macro-Competence: An Analysis of Mood in Party Competence Evaluations in the U.K.’ British Journal of Political Science 42(2):311-343. [DATA] [CODEBOOK]

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