Number words correct in vocabulary test
Variable: wordsum
Module:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Knowledge
,
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.
K. Total number of correct words.

Year Availability
Available in 23 of 32 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
80
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
93
94
96
98
00
02
04
06
08
10
12
14
16
18

Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
-1 Not applicable
99 Did not try
1974 1976 1978 1982 1984 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
10 6 10 17 11 24 6 14 5 1 4 7 10 8 9 20 10 11 4 10 5 12 14
21 28 37 37 25 38 21 21 16 18 33 35 29 18 27 19 22 20 22 20 34 20 26
53 38 48 87 53 54 39 43 27 38 38 43 68 32 41 27 38 36 53 45 46 44 45
96 114 109 135 86 144 59 52 55 44 59 96 103 81 74 54 59 56 79 69 90 100 100
160 159 164 192 158 209 90 95 86 98 114 181 186 113 132 137 121 115 138 142 153 174 151
260 229 226 301 227 257 166 145 124 158 143 309 310 212 220 219 224 222 213 215 277 356 272
282 283 307 342 259 370 211 219 168 206 227 415 416 316 289 324 315 266 337 306 400 414 338
196 209 229 260 217 219 137 147 143 170 157 304 296 201 206 270 241 196 211 193 284 339 266
147 133 141 140 153 151 79 113 96 88 113 196 212 136 147 170 195 113 151 137 195 226 191
112 127 108 131 117 118 58 71 70 85 90 152 146 111 97 125 118 81 112 86 118 115 92
112 109 107 86 90 85 46 51 63 55 50 113 95 78 72 74 48 44 67 55 53 63 52
0 0 0 0 0 0 493 531 444 493 526 1015 944 1445 1398 1340 3041 845 614 672 863 979 789
35 64 46 132 77 150 76 35 75 63 52 126 89 81 105 33 78 18 43 24 20 25 12
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 30403
Missing cases 32063