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NOMINATE and Related Data


(For an explanation of the differences between the types of NOMINATE data and how the data is organized and formatted, please read this text file.)
  1. DW-NOMINATE

    Weekly Constant Space DW-NOMINATE Scores
    Rank Orderings all Houses and Senates -- 1st to 113th Congresses
    Common Space DW-NOMINATE Scores 1st to 113th Congresses
    DW-NOMINATE Scores 1st to 113th Congresses
    DW-NOMINATE Probabilities for Legislator Choices: 1st to 113th Congresses
    Cutting Line Angle Files for the House and Senate 1st to 113th Congresses
    One-Congress-at-a-Time DW-NOMINATE (Nokken-Poole) data for the House and Senate 1st to 113th Congresses
    Political Polarization Measures: 1879 - 2014
    Party Unity Scores by Democrat and Republican Members: 1857 - 2014
    Party Unity Scores by Congress: 1879 - 2014
    Percent Voting on the Winning Side by Member -- Houses/Senates 1 - 113
    Party and Chamber Medians, 1 - 113 Congresses (DW-NOMINATE Scores)
    DW-NOMINATE Output by Rohde Codes, Houses 83 - 108
    Chamber Means and Winning Policy Means for 1st Dimension, 1 - 113 Congresses (DW-NOMINATE Scores)
    Republican and Democratic Party Splits on all roll calls cast in Congresses 35 - 113
    DW-NOMINATE Roll Call Coordinates and Issue Codes for Houses 1 to 113
    DW-NOMINATE Roll Call Coordinates and Issue Codes for Senates 1 to 113
    DW-NOMINATE Scores for Congressional Leaders: 1789 - 2000
    Congressional Quarterly Key Votes 1949 - 2012
  2. W-NOMINATE

    W-NOMINATE in R Program with Examples
    W-NOMINATE Scores With Bootstrapped Standard Errors
    W-NOMINATE scores by year for 1939 - 1998

  3. Optimal Classification (OC)

    Optimal Classification in R Program with Examples
    Optimal Classification Scores: Houses/Senates 1 - 113 in a Common Space

  4. Common Space Scores

    Common Space Scores 75th to 113th Congresses
    Format of the Common Space Scores

  5. D-NOMINATE (1986-89)

    The original D-NOMINATE Legislator scores for Congresses 1 to 99
    The original D-NOMINATE Roll Call Coordinates and Issue Codes for Houses 1 to 99
    The original D-NOMINATE Roll Call Coordinates and Issue Codes for Senates 1 to 99


Software

R Package for alpha-NOMINATE
Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling
Bakker-Poole Bayesian Multidimensional Scaling Software and Examples
R Package for Aldrich-McKelvey and Basic Space Scaling
R Package for Optimal Classification
R Package for W-NOMINATE (includes the parametric bootstrap option)
DW-NOMINATE Program with Examples (Under Construction, 6 January 2016


Miscellaneous Information From the Roll Call Project Database

Percent Voting on the Winning Side by Member -- Houses/Senates 1 - 113
Corrected ICPSR Member ID Numbers Congresses 1 - 113
Republican and Democratic Party Splits on all roll calls cast in Congresses 35 - 113
Pary Unity Scores by Party: 1789 - 2014
Party Unity Scores by Member: 1789 - 2014
Political Polarization Measures: 1879 - 2014
Party and Chamber Medians, 1 - 113 Congresses (DW-NOMINATE Scores)
Chamber Means and Winning Policy Means for 1st Dimension, 1 - 113 Congresses (DW-NOMINATE Scores)
DW-NOMINATE Scores for Congressional Leaders: 1789 - 2000



Roll Call Data

All the roll call matrices and codebooks listed in the links below are in a common format. Questions about the layout of these data should be directed to Keith Poole (ktpoole@uga.edu).
Roll Call Matrices and codebooks for Congresses 109 - 113 were compiled by Jeff Lewis and Keith Poole.
113th House Roll Call Data
113th Senate Roll Call Data
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Roll Call Matrices and codebooks for Congresses 102 - 108 were compiled by Keith Poole and Nolan McCarty.
108th House Roll Call Data
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Roll Call matrices and codebooks for Congresses 1 - 101 were originally compiled by the ICPSR. The versions posted on the pages below are heavily revised from the 1980s originals. The roll call matrices have been reformatted and extensively cleaned and many of the party and ID codes have been corrected. The codebooks have been transformed so that they are fixed-format ASCII files in a standardized format. Questions about the layout of and the corrections made to these data should be directed to Keith Poole (ktpoole@uga.edu).
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General Data Collections

STATA files for the American National Election Studies 1952-2008
Interest Group Ratings (1959 - 1981)
Data Used in October 1996 World Politics Article
Data for Friends


Movies and Animated Gifs

Two Dimensional Movie of the 1st to 113th Houses and Senates (high resolution, 468 Megabytes!!)


Site Links

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