Updates & Announcements
April 15, 2022
ANES Announcement: Joint Study Linking General Social Survey and American National Election Studies Now Available. This data release makes combining GSS and ANES possible for the first time.
March 17, 2022
A new data product was posted to the 2006 Pilot study page. The transcription of these interviews was funded by the SNF Agora Institute at the Johns Hopkins University on behalf of Andrew Perrin.
February 8, 2022
ANES Announcement: February 2022 Updates including information about a data alert for the 2020 Time Series study and new restricted-use data files added to ICPSR’s catalog.
November 18, 2021
ANES Announcement: Cumulative Data File (CDF) and additional new dataset releases now available. 214 variables in the CDF have been updated with 2020 data. Download new data from the Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU) to the 2020 Time Series study and additional variables have been added to the 2020 Time Series study redacted open-end file.
September 8, 2021
ANES Announcement: 2020 Restricted Data and New Redacted Open-Ended Datasets. Two restricted datasets from 2020 are available from ICPSR. We are also pleased to announce redacted open-end responses are now available for download.
August 18, 2021
ANES Announcement: The Guide now updated with 2020 Time Series data. This update added data to 60 charts and their associated tables. We are pleased to have this work completed in time for the new academic semester and hope you find it helpful in your classrooms and your work.
July 19, 2021
ANES Announcement: ANES 2020 Time Series study Full Release and additional products now available. Also included in this announcement is an update on our Restricted-Use Data Access process.
July 16, 2021
ANES Announcement: Update about Restricted-Use Data. ANES has arranged for ICPSR to administer our Restricted-Use Data program.
March 24, 2021
ANES Announcement: ANES 2020 Time Series Preliminary Release with Combined Pre-Election and Post-Election Data.
February 5, 2021
The initial release of the 2020 Social Media Study is available. This release consists of pre-election data only.
February 5, 2021
The post-election questionnaire for the 2020 Social Media Study was posted to the study page.
December 16, 2020
2020 Social Media Study questionnaire was added to the study page.
July 1, 2020
Announcement to the American National Election Studies (ANES) User Community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recently made the difficult decision to eliminate face-to-face interviewing from the ANES data collection that is to occur before and after the November 2020 presidential election in the United States. Instead, we will be pursuing a mixed-mode study design that is contactless and comprised of a combination of Internet, video, and telephone interviews. Read more.
February 11, 2020
ANES Announcement: 2019 Pilot Study Data Available from the Data Center. Visit the 2019 Pilot Study page to download documentation.
February 11, 2020
The 2019 Pilot Study is now available for download from the Data Center.
November 12, 2019
ANES Announcement: November 2019 Updates New item-level data for the 2016 Time Series study and the list of people who submitted suggestions for the 2019 Pilot Study.
September 26, 2019
Data Alert: 2018 Pilot Study Vote Validation A supplemental data file with commercially sourced voter registration and turnout status for 2016 and 2018 has been made available. We thank Jennifer Jerit of Stony Brook University for making this possible.
September 10, 2019
A new report is available, “Comparing Face-to-face and Web Modes in the ANES 2016 Time Series Study” which appears in our Technical Reports series under Papers & Documents. This reference document was created for researchers to use to compare questions across the two modes in the 2016 Time Series Study.
September 4, 2019
Data Alert: updated version of the Cumulative Data File is now available from the Data Center.
August 26, 2019
ANES at APSA 2019: Check out the many sessions that make use of ANES data during the Annual Meeting of the Political Science Association.
July 3, 2019
Call for Questionnaire Ideas for the 2019 Pilot Survey: We invite two types of input, general suggestions about the topics or types of questions that ought to be included in the survey and suggestions of specific survey questions (or revisions of older questions).
March 5, 2019
Data Alert: 2016 Methodology File for the 2016 Time Series Studies, for case (V160001_orig)
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February 8, 2019
Data Alert: 2018 Pilot Study On the initial data release, the variable inputstate has erroneous codes for respondents from Colorado and Connecticut.
February 5, 2019
Data Alert: 2016 Time Series Study V162032x variable label isn’t fully descriptive. Also, data for V162065x providing turnout-registration data for all respondents having known status, will be available in the next release.
February 1, 2019
Data Alert: Time Series Cumulative Data File VCF0702 was created using an incorrect variable.
January 29, 2019
ANES Announcement: 2018 Pilot Study is now available The data and documentation can be downloaded from the Data Center. Also available: the 2018 Pilot Study Auxiliary Unmatched Data File which provides data from an additional 277 unweighted respondents for use in methodological analysis.
December 20, 2018
ANES Announcement: December 2018 Updates New releases to announce and many people to thank for their ideas and suggestions for the 2018 Pilot.
December 18, 2018
New release of the 2016 Time Series Study. Previously unreleased variables included. Read the additions on the 2016 Time Series Updates & Errata page. Data can be downloaded in the Data Center.
December 14, 2018
New release of the auxiliary data file for the 2016 Time Series Study: the ANES 2016 Methodology File. This file includes thousands of variables concerning the 2016 data collection that will be of use for methodological analysis.
October 30, 2018
New entry added to the Cumulative Data File Updates & Errata, 2016 Time Series Updates & Errata, 2012 Time Series Updates & Errata, 2008 Time Series Updates and Errata, 2004 Time Series Updates & Errata and the 2000 Time Series Updates & Errata pages regarding an issue with the defense spending 7 point scale.
October 19, 2018
ANES News : updates about the new 2016 Time series Address-Level Supplemental data on Voters and the new Question Search Tool.
October 17, 2018
The ANES 2016 Time Series Address-Level Supplemental Data on Voters are now available in the Data Center. These data provide voter turnout information for individuals living at the addresses that were sampled for the ANES 2016 Time Series Study, including non-respondents.
October 2, 2018
New erratum for the CDF: It has been discovered that the 1988 question on preferential hiring of blacks (V880856) is comparable to VCF0867. Data for 1988 were not included in VCF0867 due to an error in the 1988 codebook documentation for V880856. The 1988 data will be added in the next CDF release.
October 2, 2018
New erratum for the 1988 Time Series Study: Web cases in 2016 Time Series Study variable V161317 require a recoding of values as follows: code 0 to 4, code 1 to 0, code 2 to 1, code 3 to 2, and code 4 to 3.
January 25, 2018
The ANES 2016 Time Series Voter Validation Supplemental Data are now available in the Data Center.
October 19, 2017
Updated data files for the ANES Recruitment Pretest Study are now available in the Data Center This update includes a post-stratification weight variable that can be used for substantive analyses on the pre-election and post-election questionnaire data.
September 1, 2017
Redacted open-end responses from the 2016 Time Series Study can now be downloaded from the study page.
June 23, 2017
As part of the 2008 Coding Project, data and reports for the following topics are now available: Candidate Likes/Dislikes, Election Outcome and Party Likes/Dislikes.
May 24, 2017
The ANES 2016 Recruitment Pretest Study is now available in the Data Center.
May 2, 2017
Updated data files for the ANES 2016 Time Series Study are now available in the Data Center New variables have been added.
April 3, 2017
New errata for the 2016 Time Series: Several updates were made including important changes to Party ID.
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An update to the ANES 2016 Time Series Study is now available in the Data Center
March 31, 2017
New errata for the 2016 Time Series: We are preparing a corrected dataset for release as soon as possible.
January 13, 2017
2016 Time Series questionnaires are now available.
January 9, 2017
Data collection for the 2016 Time Series has ended.
July 5, 2016
The ANES 2012 Time Series Voter Validation Supplemental Data are now available in the Data Center
February 22, 2016
Initial release of the 2016 Pilot Study is now available for download from the Data Center.
February 19, 2016
Papers from several conferences held in 1977 and 1978 are now available to read from the Conferences page. Although we cannot guarantee this archive is absolutely complete, we’ve done our best to include as much of the conference material as possible.
February 15, 2016
Announcement: The Online Commons Comments Period is open through February 18
February 8, 2016
Announcement: 6 days left to propose questions for inclusion on the ANES 2016 Time Series Study.
January 28, 2016
The ANES Guide to Public Opinion now includes data from the 2012 study.
January 14, 2016
Announcement: 30 days left to propose questions for inclusion on the ANES 2016 Time Series Study.
September 14, 2015
Announcement: OC Pilot Study deadline has passed, but you can still participate.
July 31, 2015
The ANES OC will accept proposals until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 14, 2015. We need your input. Read more
June 30, 2015
ANES began accepting proposals for questions to include on our 2016 Pilot Study and the ANES 2016 Time Series Study. Proposals may be submitted through the Online Commons. Please note the OC no longer requires registration, membership or a password. Let us know what you think!
June 12, 2015
New errata for the 1996 Time Series: Incorrect variable referenced in the appendix.
May 26, 2015
New errata for the 1996 Time Series: The variable label for V960005B contains an error.
May 19, 2015
New errata for the 2008 Time Series: Release correcting AMP module variables.
April 3, 2015
New errata for the Cumulative Data File: An error in variables VCF9073 and VCF9076-9079 has been discovered.
March 27, 2015
The ANES Bibliography has been updated. Help us keep the Bibliography current: use our online form to submit your work.
March 20, 2015
New errata for the Cumulative Data File: Variable VCF9040 is missing data
March 20, 2015
New errata for the Cumulative Data File: An error in variable VCF9080 has been discovered
January 28, 2015
The new Online Commons opened today for comments on our planned changes to the race and ethnicity variables on the CDF. The Online Commons no longer requires registration, membership or a password. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
January 25, 2015
Re-Release of the 2008 Time Series study is available from the Data Center.
January 25, 2015
Re-Release of the 2012 Time Series study is available from the Data Center.