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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-052-1-1-United States-CPS-2012

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election studies (ANES), 2012 time series study.  [machine-readable data file] / American National Election Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 3/17/2014

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data can be freely downloaded at this site: http://www.electionstudies.org/studypages/anes_timeseries_2012/anes_timeseries_2012.htm. A user registration is required before data download.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Questionnaires, codebook and field materials are available from this ANES site

Abstract: The ANES 2012 Time Series Study is the 29th study in a series conducted during years of Presidential elections since 1948. For the ANES Time Series, respondents were interviewed during the two months preceding the November election (Pre-election interview), and then re-interviewed during the two months following the election (Post election interview). This is the first time face to face interviewing was supplemented with data collection on the Internet. Data collection was conducted in the two modes independently, using separate samples. The 2012 ANES Time Series Study contains questions in areas such as electoral participation, voting behavior, and public opinion, media exposure, cognitive style, and values and predispositions. Several items were measured on ANES for the first time, including "Big Five" personality traits using the Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI), skin tone observations made by interviewers in the face-to-face study, and a vocabulary test from the General Social Survey called "Wordsum." The Post-Election interview also included Module 4 from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES).

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