What is ANES?

To serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists, the ANES produces high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation.

ANES data enable researchers to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the ANES research community in all phases of the project. Read More...

Re-Release of CDF with new race-ethnicity summary variables

The ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File has been re-released with new cross-year race-ethnicity summary variables (VCF0105a, VCF0105b, VCF0106) . The new variables adopt the proposed constructions documented in an ANES Project Memo previously posted to the ANES Online Commons for review by the data user community. An updated version of the memo, with more complete and corrected documentation details, is available from the ANES Library.

There are less than 15 days to propose questions for inclusion on our 2016 Pilot Study. Proposals are also being accepted for questions for the ANES 2016 Time Series Study, but you have until February 14, 2016 to submit your ideas.

We strongly encourage members of the ANES community to not only submit proposals, but also comment on proposals. Your participation and feedback will help test new instrumentation and refine existing variables and concepts. You can also inform and improve the study of elections, public opinion and voter participation, particularly as it occurs through the American National Election Studies.

Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 14, 2015. The deadline for comments on proposals is September 21, 2015. The deadline for revisions to proposals is 3:00 p.m.Eastern Time on September 28, 2015. To review the initial announcement and for additional information about the studies and how to submit a proposal, please visit: http://forum.electionstudies.org/

Please don't delay! Submit your proposal NOW to ensure that it is reviewed by members of the ANES community.