The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior provides tables and graphs which display the over-time ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior and choice. Data are from the ANES Time Series studies. The ANES Guide was produced from the ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File which combines, for selected questions, data from individual Time Series study variables into common, cross-year variables. Questions which have been asked during 3 or more years in the Time Series are eligible for inclusion in the Cumulative Data File.
Use the ANES Question Search tool to search the ANES Time Series survey questions. Search results show the question text (and the codebook record if available) matching search keywords. For the surveys between 1992 and 2016, the variable summary page is also available. Simply click any question in search results to open the summary page.
Some ANES studies are available for analysis using software developed at the University of California, Berkeley, as part of the Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) archives of the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM). CSM maintains datasets in their archives at no cost to ANES or its user community, and we are grateful to them for this service. Please be aware that datasets may not be as recent as those that appear on the ANES website, and ANES is not responsible for the SDA utility, the SDA data archives, or their use. Visit the SDA Archive (scroll down the page for links ANES links).