What is the Guide?

The Guide 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. It serves as a resource for political observers, policy makers, and journalists, teachers, students, and social scientists.

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What information is in the Guide?

The Guide is organized into multiple levels of information across hundreds of related pages. To fully understand what the tables and graphs represent, and how they are linked and made available, please read How to Use the Guide.

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Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior


Index of Tables


Listed are the primary-level ANES Guide tables. Most have links to
secondary tables as described in: How to Use the ANES Guide.


1.A. Social Characteristics

1.B. Religion and Religious Practices

1.C. Political Knowledge

2.A. Partisanship

2.B. Evaluation of the Parties

4.A. Social Welfare and the Role of Government

4.B. Race

4.C. Social Issues

4.D. Military and Foreign Policy

4.E. Economy

5.A. Trust in Government

5.B. Efficacy

5.C. Government Responsiveness

5.D. Civic Duty

6.A. Registration and Turnout

6.B. Campaign Participation

6.C. Mobilization

6.D. Political Engagement

7.A. Summary Evaluations

7.B. Candidate Affect

7.C. Candidate Traits

8.A. Evaluations

8.B. Contact with Congressional Candidates

9.A. Presidential Vote Choice

9.B. Congressional Vote Choice