R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / BritishUnions


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the BritishUnions data set which pertains to BritishUnions. The BritishUnions data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the BritishUnions data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("BritishUnions"). This will load the data into a variable called BritishUnions. If R says the BritishUnions data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the BritishUnions R data set. The size of this file is about 556 bytes.



Poll attitudes towards British trade unions


A dataset with 17 observations on the following 7 variables.

Date Month of the poll Aug-77 to Sep-79
AgreePct Percent who agree (unions have too much power)
DisagreePct Percent who disagree
NetSupport DisagreePct-AgreePct
Months Months since August 1975
Late 1=after 1986 or 0=before 1986
Unemployment Unemployment rate


The British polling company Ipsos MORI conducted several opinion polls in the UK between 1975 and 1995 in which they asked whether people agree or disagree with the statement "Trade unions have too much power in Britain today".


Data from the Ipsos MORI website at


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-32762.csv 556 bytes
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0