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Summary:  View help for Summary The Fall 2012 NSEE included longitudinal questions about belief in climate change, plus additional content related to policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the federal gas excise tax and more.The results are based on a telephone survey of 917 adult (age 18 or older) residents of the United States between September 26 and October 11, 2012. Respondents were interviewed in English on both landlines (561) and cell phones (356) by the staff of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) in Allentown, Pennsylvania on the Institute’s Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system.

  • Original openICPSR Release: 3/23/2017
  • 8/18/2017: A few values of demog_state_region were recoded.

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Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms global warming; climate change; beliefs; political partisanship
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 9/26/2012 – 10/11/2012 (Fall 2012)
Collection Notes:  View help for Collection Notes
Rather than using variables names based on question number, the NSEE datasets use a longitudinal variable naming scheme, to facilitate longitudinal analysis. Many questions have been asked in multiple waves of the NSEE. Consult the NSEE Crosswalk to see which questions have been asked in prior and subsequent waves of the NSEE. Variable names include two parts, a subject category for the question, and a description of the contents of the question. When a question has been asked with the same text and response options over multiple waves, the same variable name will be used in each dataset. Where there have been slight changes in question wording, the variable name will include a version number (v1, v2, etc., appended to the variable name). In the single wave NSEE datasets, variables are listed in the order that they were asked.


Response Rate:  View help for Response Rate AAPOR Response Rate: 13%
Sampling:  View help for Sampling
Both the landline and cell phone samples were provided by the Marketing Systems Group (MSG), Horsham, Pennsylvania. Both landline and cell phones were chosen randomly from sampling frames of United States landline and cell numbers provided by MSG. In order to reach a
representative sample of adult Americans both landlines and cell phones are called up to 10 times.
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Weights:  View help for Weights The sample data has been weighted by age, race, educational attainment, income, and gender.
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit State

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