ABOUT THE DATASET:
Sample: all panel
Special Cases: Panel cases from 2004 ANES time series
Modes used: telephone
STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
The first ever ANES Online Commons allowed interested persons to propose questions for the 2006 ANES Pilot Study. The Online Commons is designed to increase participation in, and the transparency of, the survey development process. The response to this new opportunity was tremendous. Over 300 scholars from a range of scientific disciplines registered for the Online Commons. Collectively, they proposed over 1100 questions - with many coming from younger faculty and graduate students. At the close of the proposal period, an evaluation process commenced, with the knowledge that only about 120 of the 1100 questions could be included on the Pilot Study due to survey length constraints.
STUDY DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS:
Note: One of the 1,212 respondents in the 2004 ANES time series study will eventually be dropped from that dataset due to a recently identified problem with the integrity of 1 case (case 0357). Thus, when referring to the number of 2004 respondents, you may see either the number 1,211 or 1,212 used, depending on the context.
The release dataset contains 675 interviews, with the survey portion of the interview lasting just under 37 minutes on average. The re-interview rate was 56%.