Congressional Voting Records

Donated on 4/26/1987

1984 United Stated Congressional Voting Records; Classify as Republican or Democrat

Dataset Characteristics

Multivariate

Subject Area

Social Science

Associated Tasks

Classification

Feature Type

Categorical

# Instances

435

# Features

16

Dataset Information

Additional Information

This data set includes votes for each of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressmen on the 16 key votes identified by the CQA. The CQA lists nine different types of votes: voted for, paired for, and announced for (these three simplified to yea), voted against, paired against, and announced against (these three simplified to nay), voted present, voted present to avoid conflict of interest, and did not vote or otherwise make a position known (these three simplified to an unknown disposition).

Has Missing Values?

Yes

Variables Table

Variable NameRoleTypeDescriptionUnitsMissing Values
ClassTargetCategoricalno
handicapped-infantsFeatureCategoricalyes
water-project-cost-sharingFeatureCategoricalyes
adoption-of-the-budget-resolutionFeatureCategoricalyes
physician-fee-freezeFeatureCategoricalyes
el-salvador-aidFeatureCategoricalyes
religious-groups-in-schoolsFeatureCategoricalyes
anti-satellite-test-banFeatureCategoricalyes
aid-to-nicaraguan-contrasFeatureCategoricalyes
mx-missileFeatureCategoricalyes

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Additional Variable Information

1. Class Name: 2 (democrat, republican) 2. handicapped-infants: 2 (y,n) 3. water-project-cost-sharing: 2 (y,n) 4. adoption-of-the-budget-resolution: 2 (y,n) 5. physician-fee-freeze: 2 (y,n) 6. el-salvador-aid: 2 (y,n) 7. religious-groups-in-schools: 2 (y,n) 8. anti-satellite-test-ban: 2 (y,n) 9. aid-to-nicaraguan-contras: 2 (y,n) 10. mx-missile: 2 (y,n) 11. immigration: 2 (y,n) 12. synfuels-corporation-cutback: 2 (y,n) 13. education-spending: 2 (y,n) 14. superfund-right-to-sue: 2 (y,n) 15. crime: 2 (y,n) 16. duty-free-exports: 2 (y,n) 17. export-administration-act-south-africa: 2 (y,n)

Baseline Model Performance

Papers Citing this Dataset

A Symbolic Approach to Explaining Bayesian Network Classifiers

By Andy Shih, Arthur Choi, Adnan Darwiche. 2018

Published in ArXiv.

Shaking the trees: Abilities and Capabilities of Regression and Decision Trees for Political Science

By Christoph Waldhauser, Ronald Hochreiter. 2017

Published in ITM Web of Conferences.

Using Ramsey theory to measure unavoidable spurious correlations in Big Data

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Don't Fear the Bit Flips: Optimized Coding Strategies for Binary Classification

By Frederic Sala, Shahroze Kabir, Guy Broeck, Lara Dolecek. 2017

Published in ArXiv.

GALILEO: A Generalized Low-Entropy Mixture Model

By Cetin Savkli, Jeffrey Lin, Philip Graff, Matthew Kinsey. 2017

Published in Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN 17). The Steering Committee of The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WorldComp). 2017.

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