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American National Election Studies, 2000, 2002, and 2004: Full Panel Study (ICPSR 21500)

Published: Jan 30, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies. National Election Studies


Version V1

This data file does not represent new content, but instead it is the result of merging data from the 2000 NES, the 2002 NES, and the 2004 ANES Panel Study. The 2000 ANES contains questions in areas such as values and predispositions, media exposure, social altruism, and social networks. Special-interest and topical content includes a sizable battery on the Clinton legacy and a smaller retrospective battery on former President George H.W. Bush, new social trust questions specific to neighborhood and workplace, expanded content on civic engagement, questions related to the debate about campaign finance reform, and the first ANES time series appearance of measures on cognitive style. The 2002 ANES contains questions in areas such as social trust and civic engagement. Special-interest and topical content includes questions on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the war on terrorism, economic inequality, the 2000 Presidential election, recent corporate scandals, the 2001 tax cut, and proposed elimination of the estate tax. The 2004 phase of the panel study was given in large part to questions that capture the likely consequences of the election contest of 2000 and the terrorist attack of September 11th, as understood and interpreted by ordinary Americans. This included instrumentation on participation in political and civic life, satisfaction with democratic institutions, support for administration policy, and views on Afghanistan, Iraq, and homeland security. Demographic variables include sex, race, age, marital status, family income, education level, religious preference, political party affiliation, voter participation history, and registration status.

University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies. National Election Studies. American National Election Studies, 2000, 2002, and 2004: Full Panel Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-30.

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Carnegie Corporation

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Russell Sage Foundation

University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan. Office of the Provost

University of Michigan. Office of the Vice President for Research

2000 -- 2004

2000-09-05 -- 2000-11-06

2000-11-08 -- 2000-12-18

2002-09-18 -- 2002-11-04

2002-11-06 -- 2002-12-06

2004-11-03 -- 2004-12-20

Value labels for unknown codes were added in variable P001035.

ICPSR created a unique sequential record identifier variable named CASEID (formerly variable PANELID).

Certain variables do not have summary statistics due to the summary statistics exceeding the maximum of allowed categories.

The users of this data should periodically check the current errata updates on the NES 2000-2002-2004 FULL PANEL FILE Web page.

Some respondents were selected by traditional area probability sampling and were interviewed face-to-face. Other respondents were interviewed over the telephone, having been selected by the use of RDD sampling.

Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over.


survey data

face-to-face interview

telephone interview



2009-01-30 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data contain five weight variables (WT00PRE, WT00PO, WT02PRE, WT02PO, WT04) that should be used for analysis.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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