ANES

2016 TIME SERIES STUDY

   
DATA
Return to Data Center
Errata
QUESTIONNAIRES
Pre-electionpdf
Post-electionpdf
Spanish Pre-electionpdf
Spanish Post-electionpdf
CODEBOOK
User Guide and Codebook pdf
List of Release Variables pdf
RESPONDENT BOOKLET
Pre-election pdf 
Post-election pdf 
Spanish pre-election pdf 
Spanish post-election pdf 
OTHER RESOURCES
Skin Color scale (face-to-face) 
  ABOUT THE DATASET:
arrowType of study: ANES Time Series Study
Face-to-face sample:
arrowSample universe: U.S. eligible voters (cross-section)
arrowSample composition: all fresh cross-section cases
arrowNumber of waves: 2 (pre-eIection, post-election)
arrowNumber of interviews: 1,181 pre-election; 1,059 post-election
arrowModes used: face-to face; CASI
arrowInstrument format: laptop CAPI; laptop CASI
Internet sample:
arrowSample universe: U.S. eligible voters (cross-section)
arrowSample composition: all fresh cross-section cases
arrowNumber of waves: 2 (pre-eIection, post-election)
arrowNumber of interviews: 3,090 pre-election; 2,590 post-election
arrowModes used: internet
arrowInstrument format: web-based

STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

In addition to content on electoral participation, voting behavior, and public opinion, the 2016 ANES Time Series Study contains questions in other areas such as media exposure, cognitive style, and values and predispositions. Several items first measured on the 2012 study were asked again including the 'Big Five' personality traits using the Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI), and skin tone observations made by interviewers in the face-to-face study. For the first time, ANES has collected supplemental data directly from respondents' Facebook accounts. The Post-Election interview also included Module 5 from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES).

STUDY DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS:

Data collection for the ANES 2016 Time Series Study began in early September and continued into January, 2017. Pre-election interviews were conducted with study respondents during the two months prior to the 2016 elections and were followed by post-election reinterviewing beginning November 9, 2016.

As in 2012, face-to-face interviewing was complemented with data collection on the Internet. Data collection was conducted in the two modes independently, using separate samples but substantially identical questionnaires. Web-administered cases constituted a representative sample separate from the face-to-face.