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

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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Call for Questionnaire Ideas for the 2022 ANES Pilot Study

We invite you to help shape the 2022 Pilot Study by sending us your ideas for questionnaire innovations. Ideas must be submitted to ANES by the end of the day on Sunday, July 31, 2022. Earlier submissions are encouraged.

Please send your ideas to: anes-pilot-ideas@umich.edu


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Data Alert for the 2020 Time Series

Revised data files available. The February 10, 2022 version of the ANES 2020 Time Series study includes corrected variables from the MEDSRC submodule. The variables that have been updated include V201630a-V201632s (TVPROGS). All other variables in the MEDSRC submodule were reviewed and no additional errors were found. No other changes have been made to the data.


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ANES-GSS 2020 Joint Study

New data released that makes combining the General Social Survey (GSS) and American National Election Studies (ANES) possible for the first time. Visit the ANES-GSS Joint Study page for data and documentation.


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Cumulative Data File (CDF) and additional new dataset releases now available

Multiple new datasets are now available from the ANES website: updated Cumulative Data File, the Non-Reponse Follow-Up (NRFU) to the 2020 Time Series Study and additional variables were added to the 2020 Redacted Open-End file.


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The ANES Bibliography

Citations of works 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.