Voting Behavior

The Voting Behavior projects are part of SETUPS (Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science). SETUPS offers students the ability to analyze an accessible dataset drawn from the American National Election Study (ANES) surveys of the American electorate.

Charles Prysby and Carmine Scavo, who have coauthored the voting behavior SETUPS modules since 1984, developed these SETUPS modules to provide students with the opportunity to analyze data from recent presidential elections.

These instructional modules are part of a long line of voting behavior SETUPS, which began with the 1972 election. For over 30 years, the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) have collaborated to develop and distribute the SETUPS instructional modules. The 2004 and 2008 SETUPS modules are completely online, including the data analysis components. We hope that users find this approach desirable, and we welcome feedback from users.

The 2008 Election web site
The 2008 Election Web site
The 2004 Election web site
The 2004 Election Web site

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