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...

Full Release of Direct Democracy

The full release of the 2012 ANES Direct Democracy Study is now available from the Data Center. This full release includes corrections to the missing data codes and the inclusion of an ID variable which will allow the user to merge the 2012 ANES Direct Democracy data with the 2012 ANES Time Series data for respondents who completed both studies. In addition, the full release includes a fully updated User Guide as well as SAS, SPSS, and Stata syntax files. Read more and download documentation from the Direct Democracy Study Page.

ANES plans changes to race/ethnicity coding on the Cumulative Data File (CDF)

A memo describing the race and ethnicity variables on ANES Time Series studies has been released on our new Online Commons. It describes the summaries on the ANES Cumulative Data File (CDF), discusses difficulties with these variables, and proposes versions of these variables for the next CDF update. A 30-day comment period has begun, and will continue until Thursday, February 26. You can view the memo and post comments here: http://forum.electionstudies.org