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(Site defunct? Preserved in Internet Archive, May 16, 2016.) Data on presidential and legislative election results from around the world, 1974-2004. Complemented by Institutions and Elections Project, Binghamton University, which codes election quality and context, for elections worldwide 1972-2005.
National and subnational election data at the district level of government for democratic countries around the world, based on countries' official election results. Varying coverage from the 1940s to the present.
CPDS I has dates of national parliamentary elections, voter turnout, and share of votes by party for 23 OECD countries, 1960-2009; CPDS II has election dates and turnout for parliamentary and presidential elections in 28 post-Communist countries, 1989-2006; CPDS III combines I and II for 35 OECD and/or EU countries, 1990-2010.
From the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, data on voter turnout, direct democracy, gender quotas, electoral justice, and electoral system design for countries around the world.
Election-related statistics and data covering more than 200 countries and 11 different topics: voter education and registration, vote counting, electoral systems, media, parties and candidates, boundary delimitation, direct democracy, and electoral management. Suitable for comparing de jure electoral rights.
Codes the authority characteristics of states in the world system for purposes of comparative, quantitative analysis. Available for download in SPSS and Excel formats from the Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research.
Cross-national collaborative program among election study teams in more than fifty countries, addressing the effects of electoral institutions on citizens' attitudes and behavior, the presence and nature of social and political cleavages, and the evaluation of democratic institutions across different political regimes.
Conducted at every British General Election since 1964, its main goal is to describe and to explain why people vote, why they vote as they do, what affects the election outcome, and what are the consequences of elections for democracy in Britain. Available for online analysis via Nesstar.
From 1965-present. Available for download in SPSS or Stata formats from the Canadian Opinion Research Archive as well as online analysis via Nesstar.; survey data from 2000 and earlier available in SPSS, SAS, or Stata format from ICPSR.
Archived data sets from national election studies around the world may be found in ICPSR, the largest data archive. Search for your country of interest and "election study." Most data sets available for download in SPSS, SAS, or Stata formats.
USE OF ICPSR DATA REQUIRES STATISTICAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE AND GZIP DECOMPRESSION SOFTWARE. Direct-download access to social science quantitative data sets archived by ICPSR. Subjects covered include political science, sociology, demography, history, economics, communication, international relations, gerontology, public health, criminal justice, and education. The ICPSR archive includes almost all major studies in the social sciences, including the General Social Survey and International Social Survey Program, decennial Census of Population and Housing, American National Election Study, Eurobarometer, Voter News Service exit polls, US Congressional and UN roll call votes, National Crime Victimization Survey, and public opinion polls. Special topic archives, with limited interactive tabulation and extraction capability, cover health and medical care, international education, aging, criminal justice, and substance abuse and mental health.