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Data Sources: Politics and Elections

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Politics and Elections

  • American National Election Studies 1948-
    Survey of voting behavior in the United States, conducted biennially since 1956. Basic questions on religious identification and attendance at religious services have been asked throughout the time series, but the religion module was widened starting in 1990. Contains links to download all the data.
  • American Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy Series
  • Center for American Women and Politics 

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. This site presents data and analysis of women's voting behavior, including statistics on turnout and the gender gap in voting.

  • Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
    The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative program of cross-national research among election studies conducted in over fifty states.
  • Federal Election Commission
    Detailed data on campaign contributions and expenditures by candidates, parties, and committees.
  • Roper iPoll Elections
    Includes vote by demographic group, on national and state elections, and key polling indicators of public attitudes at the time of presidential elections.
  • United States Historical Election Returns
    Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories.