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ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File (1948-2008)

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • American National Election Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009); candidates; Clinton Administration (1993-2001); congressional elections; domestic policy; economic conditions; Eisenhower Administration (1953-1961); Ford Administration (1974-1977); foreign policy; government performance; information sources; Johnson Administration (1963-1969); Kennedy Administration (1961-1963); media use; national elections; Nixon Administration (1969-1974); political affiliation; political attitudes; political campaigns; political efficacy; political history; political issues; political participation; presidential administrations; presidential elections; public approval; public opinion; public policy; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); social networks; social values; special interest groups; Truman Administration (1945-1953); trust in government; voter expectations; voter history; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This collection pools common variables from each of the biennial National Election Studies conducted since 1948. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. The data provided in this cumulative file include a series of demographic variables and measures of social structure, partisanship, candidate evaluation, retrospective and incumbent presidential evaluation, public opinion, ideological support for the political system, mass media usage, and equalitarianism and post-materialism. Additional items provide measures of political activity, participation, and involvement, and voting behavior and registration (including results of vote validation efforts). In 2001, corrections were made to variables VCF0902, VCF0904, and VCF0905.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1948 / 2008
    Time period: 1948--2008
  • 1948 / 2008
    Collection date: 1948--2008
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
See sampling information from the individual studies in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES (ANES) SERIES.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains only a subset of the variables from the entire American National Election Studies (ANES) Series. Variables selected for inclusion were those most central to the research program of the election studies and which appeared in at least three of the surveys. Variables have been recoded to be consistent across the time span.

    Please refer to the user guide for information pertaining to the labeling scheme for variable VCF0129.

    Please refer to the American National Election Studies Web site for more information concerning ANES studies.

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SBR-9707741, SBR-9317631, SES-9209410, SES-9009379, SES-8808361, SES-8341310, SES-8207580, and SOC77-08885).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35100 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

American National Election Studies (2014): ANES Time Series Cumulative Data File (1948-2008). Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.