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What type of variable ( nominal or ordinal) is ideology?

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We are required to find the level of measurement ( or variable type) for variable Ideology.

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Nominal variables are those which have two or more categories but there is no clear ordering of values of nominal variables. For example: the variable gender is a nominal variable because it can take values like male, female

Ordinal variables are those variables which have two or more categories and the values of such variables can be ordered or ranked for example the variable high school ranking is ordinal variable because we have values of such variables ranked like 6th, 12th or 99th.

 

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Now, if we look at the variable mentioned in the question. The variable is ideology is a nominal variable, because it has two or more categories lik...

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