Monthly Archives: June, 2008

Retirement Confidence Survey 2008 (Roper)

A new survey available in Roper’s iPoll on retirement by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Conducted by Mathew Greenwald & Associates, January 3-January 29, 2008 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,322.

Home Mortgages in the Depression

David Wheelock of the St. Louis Fed provides summary statistics on defaults and foreclosures from 1933 to 1936 in ICPSR Study 22682

22682 The Federal Response to Home Mortgage Distress: Lessons from the Great

Global Terrorism Database

ICPSR Study 22541 is a dataset of terrorist events from 1970-1997 worldwide with information on things like type of attack, casualties, method, and more:

22541 Global Terrorism Database 1.1, 1970-1997 (LaFree and Dugan – U Maryland)

Latino National Survey from ICPSR

MDRC is pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Latino National Survey (LNS), 2006. The LNS (ICPSR 20862) is a major “national” telephone survey of Latino residents of the United States, seeking a broad understanding of the qualitative nature of Latino political and social life in America. All Latinos, not just citizens or voters, were sampled to be interviewed for approximately 40 minutes on a wide range of political questions, conducted in English and Spanish.

The Latino National Survey (LNS) contains 8,634 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. 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.

Latino National Survey, 2006 (ICPSR 20862)