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.

Online Commons: the discussion period for proposals has ended

We would like to thank all those who submitted proposals to the Online Commons and all those who commented and shared their ideas on how to enhance the ANES. These proposals and comments will now be reviewed by our Principal Investigators and the ANES Board.

The 2016 Time Series Study forum remains open until February 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST. Going forward, proposals should be submitted that address "late-breaking" events that may have an influence on the November 2016 general election. They could be campaign related events or an international or national event that might influence the election or beliefs on certain policies. We will continue to update the ANES community later this year.