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...


ANES 2016 Pilot Study data now available

We are pleased to announce the initial release of the ANES 2016 Pilot Study data, now available in the Data Center. Documentation is available from the study page. 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 ANES Guide now includes data from 2012

ANES is pleased to officially announce that our Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior has been updated to include data from the 2012 study. It provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. In the current release, the initial tables combine the 2012 data for both the face to face and internet samples. We also provide links to alternate versions of the same tables which break down the 2012 data by collection mode (face to face and internet).