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    publicly available datasets for UK public opinion on the death penalty

    Hi,
    I want to plot a chart comparing public opinion on the death penalty with some economic indicators to look for correlations. The financial datasets are easy to find, but I am having trouble getting a time series of opinion.
    Can anyone suggest anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolland View Post
    Hi,
    I want to plot a chart comparing public opinion on the death penalty with some economic indicators to look for correlations. The financial datasets are easy to find, but I am having trouble getting a time series of opinion.
    Can anyone suggest anything?
    Cheers,
    T
    I would suggest any data set with an opinion varibale would be protected under the privacy act of that state. It would be fine for you to use such a set but it would be unlikely that you find one that is raw.
    Last edited by pickslides; May 3rd 2009 at 02:29 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    I would suggest any data set with an opinion varibale would be protected under the privacy act of that state. It would be fine for you to use such a set but it would be unlikely that you find one that is raw.
    I want the dataset to generate something like this;
    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/files/gallup.gif
    but for the UK. I don't see any personally identifiable information that can be used to trigger privacy concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolland View Post
    I want the dataset to generate something like this;
    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/files/gallup.gif
    but for the UK. I don't see any personally identifiable information that can be used to trigger privacy concerns.

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    I understand, from here you are looking to expand the number of charts for each wage interval you choose?

    Then even correalate this variables in a scatterplot.

    I would suggest you would need a data set that has all this information (opinion and economic indicators) in one. I don't know where you would find such a set but once you had it the charts would be very easy to put together.
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    There seems to be a significant event in 1967 that made opinion go against the death penalty in your chart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    I understand, from here you are looking to expand the number of charts for each wage interval you choose?

    Then even correalate this variables in a scatterplot.

    I would suggest you would need a data set that has all this information (opinion and economic indicators) in one. I don't know where you would find such a set but once you had it the charts would be very easy to put together.
    eh? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    There seems to be a significant event in 1967 that made opinion go against the death penalty in your chart.
    Apparently in 1967 the USA has a voluntary moratorium on the death penalty;
    Recent Legal History of the Death Penalty in America

    It could be that whatever prompted that decision, was also responsible for the change in public attitudes. (maybe they executed a bunch of innocent people about then..??)
    Last edited by mr fantastic; May 3rd 2009 at 07:51 PM. Reason: Merge posts
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