ABOUT THE DATASET:
ANES 2008-2009 Panel Study
Completions: from 1,420 to 2,665 per wave
Sample: all panel
Modes: telephone recruited; monthly Internet surveys
Weights: analysis should be weighted; see Methodology Report
STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
The Panel Study includes batteries of questions on topics including turnout and candidate choice in the primaries and general election; attitudes toward candidates, parties, and groups; religion; interest in politics; efficacy; party identification; attitudes regarding policy issues; the Iraq war; the environment; the condition of the country; evaluations of George W. Bush; attitudes on race; social networks, and other topics. Special content included the AMP or Affect Misattribution Procedure module, and the brief IAT or Implicit Association Test module for which scores were calculated. To leverage the panel design, many questions are repeated, with the same respondents answering at two or more points in time.
In addition to the 10 primarily political "ANES waves" of the study, the Panel Study includes questions for other waves that were written by outside investigators who funded some administration costs. More questions were selected from among batteries of questions that the data collection firm had used in their own past research, rounding out an additional 11 waves of primarily non-political content. Data from these "off-wave" non-ANES surveys are in a supplemental data file.
For detailed information, see the Methodology Report and User's Guide .
REPLACEMENT OF "ADVANCE RELEASE"
SAMPLE AND DESIGN:
To minimize panel attrition and conditioning effects, only 10 of the 21 monthly surveys were primarily about politics. Other surveys were about a variety of non-political topics, using questions not written by ANES. The panelists answered political questions prepared by ANES in January, February, June, September, October, and November, 2008, and in January, May, July, and August 2009.
For more information about the sample and study design, see the Methodology Report and User's Guide .
WEIGHTS & DATA ANALYSIS:
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