Data Center

To view the links to the data files for each study,
you must register and agree to our terms of use.

ANES is committed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our survey respondents and to provide our data in ways that are most useful to the user community. To that end, we now require people who want to download the data to agree to our terms of use. We also ask that you provide some information that will help us better serve the research community.

Terms of Use

  • To use these datasets solely for research or statistical purposes and not for investigation of specific survey respondents.

    To make no use of the identity of any survey respondent(s) discovered intentionally or inadvertently, and to advise ANES of any such discovery (anes@electionstudies.org)

    To cite ANES data and documentation in your work that makes use of the data and documentation. Authors of publications based on ANES data should send citations of their published works to ANES for inclusion in our bibliography of related publications.

    You acknowledge that the original collector of the data, ANES, and the relevant funding agency/agencies bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.

Restricted Data Access

  • ANES items identified as Restricted Data are not publicly released and are available only under specific contractual conditions. Access to Restricted Data can be requested only through the application process outlined on this webpage and only for the purpose of scientific and public policy research.

    Learn How to apply for restricted data access