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Announcing the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

Announcing the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

December 18, 2015

There is power in numbers. Starting in 2006, a consortium of 39 universities came together to create the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, the first truly large-scale academic survey project aimed at studying the midterm Congressional elections. The study has continued every year since. Our joint efforts have produced national sample surveys in excess of 50,000 respondents in every federal election since. Professors Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University and Brian Schaffner of the University of Massachusetts coordinate the CCES and YouGov in Palo Alto, CA, conducts and distributes the surveys.

We invite you to join this unique project for 2016.

Announcing the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

February 25, 2014

There is power in numbers. Starting in 2006, a consortium of 39 universities came together to create the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, the first truly large-scale academic survey project aimed at studying the midterm Congressional elections. The study has continued every year thereafter, and continues to involve teams of researchers from across the country. Our joint efforts have produced national sample surveys in every federal election since, including 55,000 person samples in 2010 and 2012.

New Data Source on Congressional Elections

September 22, 2011

The 2006 UC Davis “district expert survey” has been released for general use by the scholarly community.  The district expert survey was conducted in a random sample of 100 U.S. House districts in 2006, and in a supplemental sample of 55 districts chosen because they were expected to be open and/or competitive.  National convention delegates and state legislators in both political parties were surveyed by mail as district expert informants in October of 2006.  The size of these district panels varied by district but averaged just over 6 per district.