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.

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Updates and Announcements

Updated Guide now finalized

Our thanks to those who tried out and provided feedback on the beta version of our reworked ANES Guide. We now consider the new Guide well-tested and have removed “beta” from its title and archived the old version. We have also added new tables and charts. Read more about these Guide upgrades.

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2022 Pilot Study data available

The 2022 Pilot Study dataset and documentation are now available from the Data Center. The ANES 2022 Pilot Study is a cross-sectional survey conducted to test new questions under consideration for potential inclusion in the ANES 2024 Time Series Study.

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Updated Cumulative Data File and a new beta version of the ANES Guide

An updated Cumulative Data File (CDF) is now available for download from the Data Center. All eligible CDF variables are now updated with data from the ANES 2020 Time Series study.

We have also published a new beta version of the ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior. The beta version of the Guide includes many additions and improvements including more than 100 new charts.

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The American National Election Studies (ANES) awarded $14 million to study 2024 elections

A multi-university team has been awarded $14 million by the National Science Foundation to conduct a study of the 2024 elections in the United States. The award extends the American National Election Studies (ANES), a widely-used research data series that began in 1948 and is a preeminent source for studying public opinion, political participation, representation, accountability, and democracy.

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The ANES Bibliography

Over 8,000 citations that make use of ANES data. We welcome submissions.

Continuity Guide

Comprehensive list of the ANES survey questions, organized by theme.

Guide to Public Opinion

Convenient tables and graphs produced from the ANES Cumulative Data File.


Question Search Tool

Search the database of ANES Time Series survey questions by keyword.