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2016 Pilot Study

About the Dataset

  • Pilot Study
  • Completions: 1,200
  • Sample: opt-in online panel
  • Mode: Internet
  • Weights: weight or weight_spss

Initial Release

This is an “initial release” to give access to the data as quickly as possible. The current dataset is a first draft and probably contains errors. A future re-release may include expanded documentation and some changes to the data, such as error corrections and edits to the variable names and labels to improve accuracy or usability. Please let us know if you find errors or have comments or questions about the data or documentation.

Study Highlights

The ANES 2016 Pilot Study was conducted for the purpose of testing new questions and conducting methodological research to inform the design of future ANES studies, particularly the ANES 2016 Time Series. Much of the content was based on proposals from the ANES user community submitted through the Online Commons. The survey included questions about preferences in the presidential primary, stereotyping, the economy, discrimination, race and racial consciousness, police use of force, and numerous policy issues.

Data collection was conducted between January 22 and January 28, 2016. The sample consisted of 1,200 individuals who were part of an opt-in internet panel and who completed the 32 minute (median) questionnaire online. See the Codebook for more information about the sample.

Weights Summary

Use the variable “weight” (or “weight_spss” if using SPSS without the Complex Samples procedures) to generalize to the population. See the Codebook for more information.