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...

Re-Release of CDF with new race-ethnicity summary variables

The ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File has been re-released with new cross-year race-ethnicity summary variables (VCF0105a, VCF0105b, VCF0106) . The new variables adopt the proposed constructions documented in an ANES Project Memo previously posted to the ANES Online Commons for review by the data user community. An updated version of the memo, with more complete and corrected documentation details, is available from the ANES Library.

ANES Opens the Online Commons

On June 30, 2015, the American National Election Studies (ANES) began accepting proposals for questions to include on our 2016 Pilot Study and the ANES 2016 Time Series Study. Proposals may be submitted through the ANES Online Commons.

The ANES Online Commons will accept proposals until 3:00pm Eastern Time on September 14, 2015. The deadline for comments is September 21, 2015. The deadline for revisions to proposals is 3:00pm Eastern Time on September 28, 2015.

View the announcement in its entirety. Additional information about the proposal process and the evaluation criteria can be found at the top of the Online Commons page. You can also submit any questions you may have about the OC and/or the proposal process to anes-proposals@umich.edu.