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1995 Pilot Study

About the Dataset

  • Pilot Study
  • Number of Cases: 486
  • Number of Variables: 1124

Study Content Highlights

The content of the study reflects the ANES commitment to improve measures of candidate evaluation, the impact of the campaign, values and predispositions, the comparative study of elections,and other responses to a stimulus letter calling for ideas for content sent to the user community on November 4, 1994. Specific topic areas in the study include: (1) an experiment using different measures of affective reactions to political figures, (2) a module of items that are being concurrently tested in many other nations as part of a comparative study of politics, (3) a set of 12 items asking respondents to make tradeoffs between programs, taxes, and the budget deficit, (4) a set of items designed to measure attitudes toward the environment and environmental policy, (5) a new measure of “humanitarianism,” and (6) an extensive set of items regarding attention to the media, intended to capture exposure to the political campaigns.