ANES Utilities

The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

The ANES Guide provides tables and graphs which display the over-time ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior and choice. Data are from the ANES Time Series studies.

The ANES Guide was produced from the ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File which combines, for selected questions, data from individual Time Series study variables into common, cross-year variables. Questions which have been asked during 3 or more years in the Time Series are eligible for inclusion in the Cumulative Data File.


CORE Utility

For each new ANES Time Series study, questionnaire content represents both new items and previously-used Time Series questions. Questions for a new study are selected with either Core or non-Core status, that is, they are considered essential to the continuation of the Time Series, or not. Any questions new to the Time Series are automatically designated non-Core. Non-Core items, either new or previously asked, may be recommended for inclusion but may be cut if necessary.

The Core Utility lists all survey questions from ANES Time Series studies according to the Core or non-Core status which was assigned to them for the most recent Time Series study.


ANES Search Utility: find ANES questions and variable documentation

This utility searches ANES Time Series study codebooks to locate questions and variables by keyword. Search results can be full variable documentation or question text only.


SDA Utility for ANES data from the University of California

Some ANES studies are available for analysis using software developed at the University of California, Berkeley, as part of the Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) archives of the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM).

CSM maintains datasets in their archives at no cost to ANES or its user community, and we are grateful to them for this service.

Please be aware that datasets may not be as recent as those that appear on the ANES website, and ANES is not responsible for the SDA utility, the SDA data archives, or their use.