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...

The ANES Guide now includes data from 2012

ANES is pleased to officially announce that our Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior has been updated to include data from the 2012 study. It provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. In the current release, the initial tables combine the 2012 data for both the face to face and internet samples. We also provide links to alternate versions of the same tables which break down the 2012 data by collection mode (face to face and internet).

We hope that it will continue to serve as a resource for researchers, political observers, and policy makers, as well as journalists, teachers, students, and the general public.

Online Commons: Deadline to submit proposals is February 14, 2016

For this round, proposals should focus on recommendations that are responding to late-breaking developments or newly arising (i.e., the last few months) issues of relevance to the presidential campaign. It should also be noted that too little time will remain for ANES to pilot proposed questions. We therefore strongly encourage proposal authors to include detailed evidence, whenever available, on the past performance of specific recommended instrumentation.

Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 2016. The deadline for members of the Online Commons community to comment on proposals is February 18, 2016. The deadline for revisions to proposals is 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2016. To review the initial announcement and for additional information about the studies and how to submit a proposal, please visit the Online Commons.

We strongly encourage members of the ANES community not only to submit proposals, but also to comment on proposals made by others. Your participation and feedback will help in the selection of new instrumentation and the refinement of existing variables and concepts. You can also inform and improve the study of elections, public opinion and voter participation, particularly as it occurs through the American National Election Studies.