This dataset contains demographic, electoral and endorsement data for Senate, House and governor candidates in the 2022 primary elections (except Louisiana’s). Originally collected by FiveThirtyEight from state election officials, organization websites, social media, and other sources. Re-hosted by Redistricting Data Hub, which made minor corrections and combined into a single national file. Data in .csv.
Non-profit research campaign that collects data on the race and gender of federal, state, and local candidates and elected officials, including legislators, prosecutors, and sheriffs. 2012-present. Data in Excel.
The Pew Research Center is a "nonpartisan fact tank" conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research around several broad themes: U.S. politics and policy, use and influence of the media, the role of the internet and technology, Hispanics in the U.S., the role of religion in public life in the U.S. and beyond, social & demographic trends in the U.S., and global attitudes. All data and reports can be browsed by topic, searched by question, and are freely downloadable. 1997-present. Many recent surveys are based on their American Trends Panel, a nationally representative, random panel sample that allows for longitudinal analysis.
Investigation of how ethnic identity and perceptions of discrimination affect attitudes about political representation in the United States. About 1700 respondents, including oversamples of Black, Latino, and Asian respondents. A Spanish version of the survey was available. Demographic information includes age, race/ethnicity, gender, education, employment status, marital status, religion, household size and income, ancestry, citizenship status, primary home language, and nationality.
This multi-wave panel survey focused on investigating the impact of Obama’s winning on possible changes in participation, civic activity, feelings of political alienation and trust, and racial and gender attitudes and interactions. Using a nationally representative panel survey that included oversamples of Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and young people ages 18–35, the survey conducted waves leading up to the November 2008 election, about 6 months after, and a year later.
Survey exploring the nature of political involvement and participation among individuals from different racial and ethnic groups. The survey included questions about voting preferences, party affiliation, organizational membership, immigration, racial consciousness, acculturation, religion and political involvement of churches, and views of government policies. The sample included a combination of panel respondents surveyed for the 2004 wave of the study.
Survey of more than 4500 respondents who self-identified as Asian, Black, Latino, and White, with waves every 4 years. 51 variables dealing with sociopolitical attitudes, mobilization, and political activity and 21 items that capture demographic information, including: age, ancestry, birthplace, education, ethnicity, marital status, number in the household, religiosity, gender, media usage and residential context. A 2020 wave has been completed but will not be available on ICPSR until 2023.
This eleven wave longitudinal election study was conducted from November 2007 to December 2008 to report on the political pulse of the nation and measure opinion change leading up to the primary elections and then through the Presidential election and beyond. The sixth wave of the study had a special focus on racial attitudes.
This nationally representative random-digit dial telephone survey has 2,800 respondents and includes oversamples of Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in the United States. It contains questions that allow for the examination of the causes and consequences of two facets of American identity: (1) how people define the normative content of American identity ("identity content"); and (2) the extent to which people think of themselves primarily as American rather than primarily as a member of a pan-ethnic (i.e., Latino or Asian) or national origin group ("identity attachment"). Data in multiple formats.
"With over 3,400 respondents, the poll has a national scope as well as ample sampling of such traditionally under-polled groups as African-Americans and Latinos. Additionally, by addressing topics that have been little studied, the poll allows researchers to identify socio-cultural influences on political values throughout the country with an emphasis on the South." Site contains multiple reports based on findings; contact the center for data.
Research center at Rutgers providing scholarly research and current data about American women’s participation in politics and public life, including figures on turnout, candidate recruitment, women of color, and public office holders (federal, state, and local). Data are located in the "Facts" section.
Compiled by the House Clerk, various tables about women in Congress. Includes a full list of all female representatives and senators by Congress and by state; committee assignments (by committee); female committee chairs; women of color; and more. 1917-present.
PALS is a multi-level panel study focused on religion in the U.S., with a particular focus on capturing ethnic and racial diversity. The PALS seeks to understand the impact of religion in everyday life and its change over time. Waves were completed in 2006 and 2012, covering more than 600 variables on family relationships, deviance, health, civic participation and volunteering, moral and social attitudes, and race and ethnic issues. Data in SPSS and Stata format.
The RAS project measures the extent of government involvement in religion or the lack thereof for 175 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2008. Covers more than 100 variables on government support, restrictions, and discrimination against religions, such as religious education, the registration of religious organizations, restrictions on proselytizing, and religious requirements for holding public office or citizenship. Data in multiple formats.
This project of the Pew Research Center examines a wide range of issues concerning religion and its relationship to public life, both in the United States and beyond. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research on religious individuals and organizations and on public policies shaped by religious views. Data and reports can be searched by question or browsed by year and topic.
Includes questions about political and civic attitudes, media practices, community involvement, political engagement, credibility of news sources, and social influences. Demographic information includes age, race, gender, education, employment status, and income. ~3000 respondents ages 15-25. Multiple waves, 2011-2015.
"Civic Learning, Engagement, and Action Data Sharing (CivicLEADS) provides infrastructure for researchers to share and access high-quality datasets which can be used to study civic education and involvement." Roughly 40 studies from the 1990s-present.
Includes two components: 1) a survey for students related to voting, political and community engagement, civic knowledge, and leadership development; 2) a survey administered to each college representatives assessing the institutional focus on civic engagement as well as academic and faculty focus on civic involvement. 2015-2017.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University studies the political knowledge and participation of young people in the United States. They provide access to a data explorer for elections since 2016 as well as many research reports. Datasets for their 2002 and 2006 surveys are in iPoll.
Nationally representative survey of over 1750 young adults ages 18-34 conducted bi-monthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity shape how respondents experience and think about the world. Full datasets available beginning with June 2016, more recent appear to be embargoed.
Covers youth gambling, media use, positive youth activities, suicide risk and mental health, stigma of mental disorder, school climates, political knowledge, social trust, impulsive decision making, and automobile driver risk taking. 2002–2004.
Since 2000, Harvard's Institute of Politics has conducted polls of American college students to track their political views. This site provides access to topline data and some crosstabs and data visualizations.
Designed to assess political continuity and change across time for biologically-related generations and to gauge the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. A national sample of high school seniors and their parents was first surveyed in 1965. Subsequent surveys of the same individuals were conducted in 1973, 1982, and 1997. This data collection combines all four waves of youth data for the study. Background variables include age, sex, religious orientation, level of religious participation, marital status, ethnicity, educational status and background, place of residence, family income, and employment status.