Research Papers and Congressional Voting Data

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Selected Research Papers

PDF Document: Proximity Voting Versus Party Effects in Congressional Decision Making (PDF file, 148 KB)

PDF Document: Analyzing Institutional Change: Bill Introduction in the Nineteenth Century Senate (PDF file, 87 KB)

The Origins of the Standing Committees and the Development of the Modern House

Congressional Voting Data

Cooper-Young Data Set
This data set includes traditional aggregate voting scores as well as Cooper-Young structuring scores from the 40th through the 111th Congresses (1867-2009).

Codebook (Definitions for House and Senate Scores)     PDF Document: PDF    Word Document: DOC

House Party Voting Scores (Data for the 40th – 111th Congresses)     Excel Document: EXCEL     ASCII

Senate Party Voting Scores (Data for the 40th – 111th Congresses)     Excel Document: EXCEL     ASCII

House and Senate Party Voting Graphs: Partisan, Crosspartisan, Crossbipartisan, and Bipartisan Types (Data for the 40th – 105th Congresses)    Word Document: Complete House and Senate     Word Document: House and Senate Split on two pages     Word Document: Key     Word Document: 4pt Scale

Cooper-Wang Data Set
This data set includes data on basic House voting patterns from the 35th – through  the 112th Congresses 1857-2013). These are defined as Partisan, Cross-Partisan, Cross-Bipartisan, and Bipartisan.

Codebook (Definitions for House Scores)  Word Document: WORD

House Voting Scores (Data for the 38th-112th  Houses)      Excel Document: EXCEL

Word Document: Figures

Word Document: Key   Word Document: 4pt Scale