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Candidates.csv
LICENSE.md
Political_parties.csv
README.md
charmap.py
createnamedb.pl
guesscommunity.pl
gujcandidates2014.csv
gujcandidates2014.sql
soundex.py
transform.pl

README.md

Data on religion and politics in India

gujcandidates2014

This table contains a list of candidates and their likely religion for the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Gujarat, guessed with the name2community algorithm.

Variables

name description
id unique code for each row, in case one ever needs it
pc_id_09 ID code of the parliamentary constituency assigned by the Election Commission (identical with all other post-delimitation codes, hence the _09)
candidate_*_name_14 Name of the candidate running for party *
candidate_*_religion_14 Likely religion of the candidate running for party * (note that this is just a "best bet" based on the social connotations of the candidate's name, not a fact-checked statement!)
candidate_*_religion_certainty_14 Certainty index of likely religion of the candidate running for party * (a measure to eliminate false matches; see README of the name2community algorithm)

Raw data

Raw data was originally prepared by Dilip Damle and shared on the datameet mailing list on May 29, 2014. His email is archived at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/datameet/AzmAb0VhczI. Thank you, Dilip!

It was processed using guesscommunity.pl to add likely religion estimates, and then prepared for inclusion into the dataset using transform.pl

License

While the database in its entirety is subject to an ODC Open Database License, as explained in the main README and LICENSE files, the content of this specific table is partly factual data and partly experimental, and as such only subject to a simple ODC Database Contents License. Code used for compilation is subject to a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.