ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study (ICPSR 35156)

Published: May 16, 2014

Principal Investigator(s):
Gary Segura, Stanford University; Simon Jackman, Stanford University; Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan; American National Election Studies

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American National Election Studies: Evaluations of Government and Society Study 1 (EGSS 1), 2010-2012

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.

Segura, Gary, Jackman, Simon, Hutchings, Vincent, and American National Election Studies. ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-05-16.

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National Science Foundation (SES-0937715 and SES-0937727)

2010 -- 2012

2010-10-08 -- 2010-10-19 (2011-05-11--2011-06-01)

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.

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

Address-based and random-digit dial probability sampling provided by Knowledge Networks; see section 3 of the user guide for details.


United States citizens aged 18 years or older.


survey data

web-based survey

Estimated 2.6 percent (AAPOR RR3) or less; see section 4 of the user guide for details.



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2014-05-16 Internal records were updated.

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