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 Bibliography

The ANES Bibliography is a work in progress which includes nearly 7,000 citations of papers, dissertions, books, and articles which make use of ANES data or questions.

The Bibliography is offered as a research and teaching resource that should be useful for many different purposes. Given the importance of ANES data in the fields of electoral politics, public opinion, and political participation, the Bibliography should be an excellent resource for researchers, teachers, students, and other professionals interested in research in those areas.

Have you prepared works that should be cited in the ANES Bibliography? If so, please let us know by using our convenient online form. Additions to the ANES Bibliography are often featured on the ANES Home Page.