Word a
Variable: worda
Module:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Knowledge
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Vocabulary Test
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them. On each line the first word is in capital letters -- like BEAST. Then there are five other words. Tell me the number of the word that comes closest to the meaning of the word in capital letters. For example, if the word in capital letters is BEAST, you would say "4" since "animal" come closer to BEAST than any of the other words. If you wish, I will read the words to you. These words are difficult for almost everyone -- just give me your best guess if you are not sure of the answer. CIRCLE ONE CODE NUMBER FOR EACH ITEM BELOW.
A. Word A

Year Availability
Available in 23 of 32 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
0 Incorrect
1 Correct
-1 Not applicable
9 No answer
1974 1976 1978 1982 1984 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
293 194 274 311 244 306 175 172 162 116 172 243 266 158 157 260 207 194 262 239 296 345 331
1116 1198 1185 1384 1124 1324 711 768 670 827 809 1563 1562 1115 1125 1168 1162 941 1109 1012 1336 1489 1202
0 0 0 0 0 0 493 531 444 493 526 1015 944 1445 1398 1340 3041 845 614 672 863 979 789
75 107 73 165 105 189 102 66 96 81 99 171 132 114 137 44 100 43 59 51 43 54 26
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 29744
Missing cases 32722