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American National Election Study: 2000 Pilot Study

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Sapiro, Virginia (National Election Studies)
  • Rosenstone, Steven J. (National Election Studies)
  • University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • American National Election Study (ANES) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Free Keywords
community involvement; government performance; national elections; neighbors; political efficacy; political issues; political participation; politicians; public approval; public opinion; social networks; social values; trust (psychology); trust in government; voter expectations; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This brief special-topic Pilot study focused on a single general topic, trust. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the honesty, respectfulness, courteousness, and general trustworthiness of the neighbors in their communities, their colleagues at work, and politicians. Questions included items on respondents' membership in community organizations and attendance at meetings, whether the respondents worked cooperatively with others on community issues, and whether they had ever contacted government officials regarding community concerns. Politicians were evaluated as to their respect for the citizenry and for their opponents, whether they made campaign promises that they did not intend to keep, and whether politicians would pay more attention to people like the respondent if elections were held more often. One section of the questionnaire asked respondents to gauge how participating in certain activities (attending religious services, following public affairs, voting) and having certain opinions (in favor of further integrating public schools, increasing Social Security spending, instituting term limits for Congress) would shape other people's impressions of them. Demographic variables include gender, race, employment status, and length of residency in the community.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000
  • 2000-04-03 / 2000-05-14
    Collection date: 2000-04-03--2000-05-14
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States citizens of voting age residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.
The sample for the 2000 Pilot comprised a selection of cases from the 1998 NES Post-Election study. The 2000 Pilot selection procedure first grouped all 1998 respondents according to Low, Low-Medium, Medium, Medium-High, or High level of political knowledge and interest (PKI). Then, within each group of cases, those respondents for whom current telephone-contact information was not known were removed, and a predetermined number of the remaining respondents in each group was randomly selected for the Pilot sample.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

    Pilot study respondents were previously interviewed as part of the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1998: POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 2684). The 2000 Pilot study includes all variables from the 1998 interview.

    The SAS transport file was created using the SAS CPORT procedure.

2003-12-11 A revised version of the data file containing additional variables from open-end questions is now available. Funding insitution(s): Russell Sage Foundation (82-00-01).
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
  • 2936 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02936.v2
  • Gerald, Debra E., Hussar, William J.. Projections of Education Statistics to 2011, Thirtieth edition. NCES 2001-083, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Burns, Nancy, Kinder, Donald R.. Social Trust and Democratic Politics . ANES Pilot Study Reports.Ann Arbor, MI: American National Election Studies. 2000.
  • Denham, Bryan. Quantifying Social Trust, Trust in Elections and Civic Engagement: An Evaluation of the 2000 NES Pilot Data. annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research.Chicago, IL. 2000.
  • Rahn, Wendy, Rudolph, Thomas J.. Report on the NES 2000 Pilot Election Items . ANES Pilot Study Reports.Ann Arbor, MI: American National Election Studies. 2000.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Sapiro, Virginia; Rosenstone, Steven J.; University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies (2000): American National Election Study: 2000 Pilot Study. Version 1. American National Election Study (ANES) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.