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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

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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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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New Data Product from the 2006 Pilot Study

Cognitive Interview Transcripts from the development of the questionnaire are now available. Visit the 2006 Pilot study page.

 

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ANES Announcement: February 2022 Updates

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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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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2020 Restricted Data and New Redacted Open-Ended Datasets

Two restricted datasets from the 2020 Time Series study are now available to be applied for from ICPSR. We are also pleased to announce redacted open-end responses are now available for download from the appropriate study pages.

 

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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.

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Question Search Tool

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