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ANES Announcement: December 2018 Updates

Dear ANES user community,

As 2018 winds to a close, we would like to share some important announcements with you.


Data collection for the 2018 Pilot Study is now complete! We are working to provide the data as soon as possible. In the meantime, we would like to take a moment thank the many people who sent in ideas and suggestions for instrumentation, including but not limited to…

Lucy Barnes, University College, London
John C. Blanchar, Swarthmore College
Heath Brown, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Sarah Cameron, The University of Sydney
Chaya Crowder, Princeton University
Jennifer Chudy, Wellesley College
Lou Colasanti, Community College of Vermont
Kevin Drakulich, Northeastern University
Alexis Ferrand, University of Lille
John Hagan, Northwestern University
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University
Mengyao Hu, University of Michigan
Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan
April Johnson, Kennesaw State University
Devon Johnson, George Mason University
Marion R. Just, Wellesley College
Nathan P. Kalmoe, Louisiana State University
Steven Katz, Rutgers University
David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Augustine Kposowa, University of California, Riverside
Aleks Ksiazkiewicz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sunghee Lee, University of Michigan
Danielle Lemi, Southern Methodist University
Lilliana Mason, University of Maryland
George E. Marcus, Williams College
Kyle Mattes, Florida International University
Rachel Myrick, Stanford University
Pippa Norris, Harvard University
Christopher Ojeda, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Daniel Parmer, Brandeis University
Ethan Porter, George Washington University
Sierra Powell, Mt. Saint Antonio College
David Redlawsk, University of Delaware
Melanie Revilla, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ira J. Roseman, Rutgers University
Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University
Justin Schon, University of Florida
Christine Slaughter, University of California, Los Angeles
Bartholomew Sparrow, The University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Tighe, Brandeis University
Michael Traugott, University of Michigan
Joshua Tucker, New York University
Adriano Udani, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Carole Uhlaner, University of California, Irvine
Wiebke Weber, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Kevin Wozniak, University of Massachusetts
Julie Wronski, University of Mississippi
Nicole Wu, University of Michigan
Kirill Zhirkov, University of Michigan

Our thanks to all of you for helping shape the future of the American National Election Studies.

Thank you for your support of the ANES, and see you in 2019!


As of December 2018, the following three data releases and associated documentation are available from the Data Center on the project website at:

1. An updated 2016 Time Series Study dataset newly includes religion and Hispanic origin summary variables, coded versions of the Most Important Problem questions, interview language, randomization, screener questions, interviewer descriptions, and candidate and race (House, Senate, and Governor) variables, as well as various corrections. Additionally, data from 2016 now appear in the ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior that is located under Resources.

2. A new version of the Cumulative Data File adds in new variables from 2016, including post-election thermometers, candidate and type of race, interviewer descriptions, summary religion coding, and paradata.

3. A new auxiliary dataset – the 2016 Methodology File – is now available for the 2016 Time Series Study. It includes thousands of variables concerning the 2016 data collection that will be of use for methodological analysis, including data on non-respondents, screening interviews, mailings, interview attempts, base weights and weighting components, replicate weights, and information from a non-response follow-up study.