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75 Years of the ANES

ANES at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

81st Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference
April 4-7, 2024
Hybrid Format: In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL or Online

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Seventy-five Years of the ANES: Challenges, Innovations and What Comes Next

Tasha Philpot, University of Texas, Austin (Chair)
Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan
Ted Brader, University of Michigan
Daron Shaw, University of Texas, Austin
Leonie Huddy, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Celebrating 75 Years of the ANES: New Directions from Junior Scholars

Saif Tarek Abdelrasol (Virginia Tech)
Max Allamong (Duke University)
Marco M. Aviña (Harvard University)
Kalin Bennett (Notre Dame University)
Anne Chang (University of Michigan)
Hyun Euh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Matthew Kim (University of Wisconsin)
Sara Kirshbaum (Vanderbilt University)
Asfa Shakeel (London School of Economics)
Wei Zhong (New York University)

Videos about ANES

NSF and the American National Election Studies, D. Sunshine Hillygus, Duke University, November 2022.

The American National Election Studies: Measuring Public Opinion Since 1948 Nick Valentino, University of Michigan, August 2022.

ISR Insights Speaker Series – The ANES: History and Insights from Recent Surveys, Vincent L. Hutchings, University of Michigan, August 2020.

The American National Election Study and Archived Data at ICPSR, Introduction by Michael W. Traugott and Presentation by Vincent L. Hutchings, University of Michigan, July 2020.

Articles about ANES History

Aldrich, John. (2017) “The American National Elections Study as ‘Gold Standard’ for Survey Research in the Twenty-First Century,” ANES Board Report.

Weisberg, H. F. (2016). Reflections: The Michigan Four and Their Study of American Voters: A Biography of a Collaboration. PS: Political Science & Politics, 49(4), 845–858.

Burns, Nancy (2006). The Michigan, then National, then American National Election Studies .

Sapiro, Virginia. (1999) Fifty Years of the National Election Studies: A Case Study in the History of “Big Social Science.” Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta.

Miller, Warren E. (1994) An organizational history of the intellectual origins of the American National Election Studies, European Journal of Political Research, 25: 247-265.


Visual History of the ANES

For more about the origin of ANES, read A Visual History of the American National Election Studies, by Michigan’s Center for Political Studies.