What is ANES?

To serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists, the ANES produces high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation.

ANES data enable researchers to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the ANES research community in all phases of the project. Read More...

ANES 2012 Time Series Data Release with Coded Religion, Age and Education Variables

The ANES 2012 Time Series Study has been released March 10, 2014 with inclusion of candidate and randomization variables, in addition to master coded and collapsed 7-category summaries representing the full pre-election survey religion module.

ANES staff will continue to conduct checks on the survey responses and on the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of the data. Errors that we discover or that are reported to us, at anes@electionstudies.org, will be investigated and either documented or corrected.

Updates to current releases of the 2012 Time Series will be made throughout the upcoming months. These updates will be announced on our website and via Twitter @electionstudies.

Update to the ANES data archive

Data have been released for the Behavior Reporting Experiment which accompanied the 1994 Time Series Study during an identical field period. The experiment was conducted to test methods for reducing over-report of voter turnout and church attendance. In 10-minute interviews conducted with 700 respondents selected from voter registration lists, 4 versions of the questionnaire were administered containing different combinations of standard Time Series or experimental question wordings for turnout and church attendance. The actual turnout of each respondent was verified using official city registration and voting records.