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ANES 2008-2009 Panel Study

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • American National Election Studies
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Michigan
  • Stanford University
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  • Abstract

    The 2008-2009 ANES Panel Study is a telephone-recruited Internet panel with two cohorts recruited using nearly identical methods. The first cohort was recruited in late 2007 using random-digit-dialing (RDD) methods common to telephone surveys. Prospective respondents were offered $10 per month to complete surveys on the Internet each month for 21 months, from January 2008 through September 2009. Those without a computer and Internet service were offered a free web appliance, MSN TV 2, and free Internet service for the duration of the study. The second cohort was recruited the same way in the summer of 2008 and asked to join the panel beginning in September 2008. The recruitment interview was conducted by telephone in nearly all cases. A small number of respondents completed the recruitment survey on the Internet after failing to complete a telephone interview. Before the first monthly survey, most respondents also completed an online profile survey consisting primarily of demographic questions. To minimize panel attrition and conditioning effects, only 7 of the 21 monthly surveys are about politics. Other surveys are about a variety of non-political topics. The panelists answered political questions prepared by ANES in January, February, June, September, October, and November 2008. With certainty, the panel answered more political questions in May 2009. Note that the 2008-2009 ANES Panel Study is entirely separate from the 2008 ANES Time Series study, which was conducted using the traditional ANES method of face-to-face interviews before and after the 2008 election. Although there are a few questions common to both studies, the samples and methods are different. For further details, see the User Guide. Complete documentation is available on the ANES Web site.
  • Methods

    For detailed information on the weights used in this study, see Section 8 in the User Guide.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The minimum response rate (AAPOR RR1) at the panel recruitment stage was 26 percent. The estimated response rate (AAPOR RR3, based on observed eligibility among known cases) at the recruitment stage was 42 percent. The minimum and estimated response rates for the 2008 ANES waves were as follows: Jan: 18 percent RR1, 29 percent RR3; Feb: 17 percent RR1, 26 percent RR3; Jun: 16 percent RR1, 25 percent RR3; Sep: 16 percent RR1, 26 percent RR3; Oct: 16 percent RR1, 26 percent RR3; Nov: 17 percent RR1, 27 percent RR3.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: Auxiliary File: Supplemental (off-wave non-ANES) Data file
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008 / 2009
    Time period: 2008--2009
  • 2008-01 / 2009-09
    Collection date: 2008-01--2009-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The Panel Study is designed to represent the population of United States citizens aged 18 years and older as of November 4, 2008 (Election Day). Individuals who, at the time of recruitment, were United States citizens, born on or before November 4, 1990, and residing in a United States household (all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but excluding areas without electoral votes) with a landline telephone.
For detailed sampling and recruitment procedures, see the User Guide.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

2014-06-26 Internal records were updated. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (NSF: SES-0535332). University of Michigan (NSF: SES-0535334). Stanford University.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35153 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35153.v1

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

American National Election Studies (2014): ANES 2008-2009 Panel Study. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.