Welcome to the ANES

The American National Election Studies serves the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists. We produce high quality data from our surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the ANES research community in all phases of the project.

Welcome to ANES

The American National Election Studies serves the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists. We produce high quality data from our surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the ANES research community in all phases of the project.

New CDF Release

This release includes remaining 2016 data which were previously not available for inclusion in the CDF, including data for some post-election thermometers, paradata variables, candidate and typerace variables and interviewer description variables, among others.
2016 full religion coding and summary religion coding have also been included. 

 

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ANES in the News

Researchers and analysts utilize ANES data to assess current events and identify trends in the behavior and attitudes of the electorate. Many papers concerning the 2016 campaigns and elections have already been produced as a result of research employing recent ANES data. We work to update The ANES Biblography with new citations as much as possible and currently have over 7,000 citations from citations from books, books chapters, journal articles, conferences and more.

 

You can submit your citation online>>

Search Tool Updated

The tool now contains questions from 1948 through 2016, allows for Boolean searches, produces an interactive visualization of the results, and the results can be sorted by column. More improvements are planned so we’d love to have your feedback. Search for a question now >>

 

Add your citations to the Bibliography

We’re working hard to keep this resource updated. If you’ve published a paper or presented at a conference, please consider submitting your work. This helps us as well as students and teachers.

Browse the ANES Bibliography  >>

ANES in the News

Researchers and analysts utilize ANES data to assess current events and identify trends in the behavior and attitudes of the electorate. Many papers concerning the 2016 campaigns and electionshave already been produced as a result of research emplying recent ANES data. We work to update The ANES Biblography with new citations as much as possible and currently have over 7,000 citations from citations from books, books chapters, journal articles, conferences and more Read more  >>

History of ANES

“In 1948, under the direction of Angus Campbell and Robert Kahn, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan, with financial support from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), carried out what it viewed as a pilot study of the national electorate…This study interviewed 577 respondents…With its use of area probability sampling for a national sample and with its focus on political behavior, the study provided an important pilot for the future…”Read more  >>

Check out this brief historical timeline