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ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Segura, Gary (Stanford University)
  • Jackman, Simon (Stanford University)
  • Hutchings, Vincent (University of Michigan)
  • American National Election Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
Afghanistan War; congressional elections; congressional elections (US House); congressional elections (US Senate); discrimination; federal government; federal income tax; gubernatorial elections; health care reform; national economy; Obama, Barack; Palin, Sarah; political attitudes; public opinion; race relations; racial discrimination; religious attitudes; sexism; stem cell research; Tea Party movement; terrorism; United States House of Representatives; voter attitudes; voter expectations; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study (EGSS) is a series of relatively small, short, cross-sectional studies of the American electorate. The chief aims of these surveys ere to measure public opinion in advance of the 2012 election and to pilot-test new instrumentation. Survey questions for the EGSS mainly come from the public proposal process on the ANES Online Commons. Topics include vote choice, Tea Party support, interest in politics, attitudes toward political parties, candidates, and Obama, political participation and knowledge, tax policy, racial attitudes, and the war in Afghanistan. Data collection was conducted over the Internet using nationally representative probability samples. EGSS is not a panel design; different respondents completed each survey. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education, employment status, occupation, household income, household size, household type, marital status, religious preferences, religiosity, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and whether the respondent is a citizen of the United States.
  • Methods

    All analyses that generalize to the population should employ weights; see section 5 of the user guide for details.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Estimated 2.6 percent (AAPOR RR3) or less; see section 4 of the user guide for details.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: EGSS 1
    • DS2: EGSS 2
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010 / 2012
    Time period: 2010--2012
  • 2010-10-08 / 2010-10-19
    Collection date: 2010-10-08--2010-10-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States citizens aged 18 years or older.
Address-based and random-digit dial probability sampling provided by Knowledge Networks; see section 3 of the user guide for details.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey

    Ted Brader at the University of Michigan was Associate Principal Investigator.

    Data in C1_KB1 exceeds Stata's maximum length of 244 characters for a string variable. As a result, the data for this variable have been provided in plain text format (32701-0001-Qualitative_data-C1_KB1.txt); this data file also includes the variable C1_CASEID.

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

2014-05-16 Internal records were updated. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-0937715 and SES-0937727).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35156 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Segura, Gary; Jackman, Simon; Hutchings, Vincent; American National Election Studies (2014): ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.