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 Vote Validation data are now available

ANES is pleased to announce that the ANES 2012 Time Series Voter Validation Supplemental Data are now available in the Data Center. The purpose of this dataset is to validate self-reported voter turnout and registration from the ANES 2012 Time Series with voter records from 3 commercial vendors, and to evaluate the quality and value of such data.

ANES 2016 Pilot Study data now available

We are pleased to announce the initial release of the ANES 2016 Pilot Study data, now available in the Data Center. Documentation is available from the study page. The ANES 2016 Pilot Study was conducted for the purpose of testing new questions and conducting methodological research to inform the design of future ANES studies, particularly the ANES 2016 Time Series. Much of the content was based on proposals from the ANES user community submitted through the Online Commons.