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Social Science Data Resources: Politics and Political Attitudes

Statistics and data resources by subject.

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  • what data is available
  • where to find software for analysis
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Politics and Political Attitudes

Voter Registration Lists

The National Conference of State Legislatures maintains this listing of the 50 states and their rules regarding access to voter registration information. The Pew Research Center conducted a comparative evaluation of five of commercial vendors for voter data, and this blogpost describes some of the companies that license access to enhanced voter registration lists, which might include demographic characteristics, voter history, opinion markers, party affiliation, and voting districting.

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Anne Zald
Anne Zald
Subjects: Government Information; Gender & Sexuality Studies; Social Science Data; Regulatory Compliance
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