2016-08-29

American Identity and Representation Survey, 2012 (ICPSR 36410)

This survey was designed to investigate whether having psychological connections to particular groups (ex: racial, ethnic, and national origin groups) and perceptions of discrimination lead to alienation from the structure and operation of representative democracy in the United States. The data allow for comparative ethnic analyses of people's views regarding the representative-constituent relationship and of the conditions under which group identifications and perceptions of discrimination matter.
The survey includes oversamples of Black, Latino, and Asian respondents. A Spanish version of the survey was available.
Variables focusing on respondent perceived representation in the United States include political ideology and political party affiliation.