Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006 (ICPSR 24502)

The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England is the New England extension of the LATINO NATIONAL SURVEY (LNS), 2006 (ICPSR 20862), which was conducted in 2005-2006. The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England contains 1,200 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. The questionnaire is the same as that used in the original LNS. Interviewing began on November 17, 2005, and continued through August 4, 2006. The survey instrument contained approximately 165 distinct items ranging from demographic descriptions to political attitudes and policy preferences, as well as a variety of social indicators and experiences. All interviewers were bilingual, English and Spanish. Respondents were greeted in both languages and were immediately offered the opportunity to interview in either language. Interviewers also provided a consent script that allowed respondents to opt out of the survey. Demographic variables include age, ancestry, birthplace, education level, ethnicity, marital status, military service, number of people in the household, number of children under the age of 18 living in the household, political party affiliation, political ideology, religiosity, religious preference, race, and sex.

Four weight variables were added to these data. They are WT_METRO, WT_STATE, WT_NATIO, and WT_NATIO_CALIB. Part 1: Variable labels and value labels were updated to better match the LNS 2006 variables. The values for the variables RZIP were recoded to 99999 to minimize the risk of respondent identification. Part 2: Created restricted use version that includes the values of the variable RZIP.


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