The following links provide access to the primary data from a variety of CSD sponsored research projects. In addition, we provide access to some standard, shared data on democratization and democratic politics. Several of these data files are provided in SPSS portable format, and require the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program to analyze these data.
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (USA 2004)
Russell Dalton (UCI) and W. Philips Shively (Univ. of Minnesota) received a grant from the National Science Foundation to include Module II of the CSES in the 2004 American National Election Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The CSES is a collaborative program of cross-national research among election study teams in over fifty nations.
The World Values Surveys, Vietnam 2001
In 2001 the Center for the Study of Democracy assisted the Institute for Human Studies in Vietnam in conducting the first national, scientifically sampled, public survey of political and social attitudes in Vietnam. This was part of the fourth wave of the World Values Survey. The 2000-01 WVS fielded coordinated public opinion surveys in over 60 nations representing more than 80 percent of the world's population.
Political Participation in Bulgaria, 2000
The ‘Political Participation in Bulgaria’ survey was undertaken as part of Marcus A. G. Harper’s 1999-2000 field research in Bulgaria as a Fulbright Student Grantee (Grant Number 99-12-06A1) while he was a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Funding for the survey was graciously provided by the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange. The USIA Fulbright Program, the Bulgarian-American Commission for Education Exchange, and the collaborators at Sofia University bear no responsibility for the quality or analysis of these data.
USA Today/Gannett News Florida Ballot Review and Demographic Database--2000 U.S. Presidential
Following the 2000 U.S. Presidential Elections, a media consortium recounted the presidential votes cast by Floridians. Anthony Salvanto was a consultant on this project, and created a database of precinct level findings by county. These data are available as an SPSS portable file.
The UCI Election Turnout Database
The UCI Election Turnout Database includes turnout statistics for all the OECD nations from 1950 to 2000; developed by Mark Gray and Miki Caul.
- Data as an Excel spreadsheet
The World Values Surveys, 1995-98
The World Values Survey has been conducted in three waves (1980-81, 1990-93, and 1995-1998). In the third wave, the project fielded coordinated public opinion surveys in over 50 nations representing more than 70 percent of the world's population. Hans-Dieter Klingemann was PI for most of the Central and East European nations, and Russell Dalton was co-PI on the 1998 Romanian survey.
- The Codebook for the World Values Study 1980-98, including the questionnaire
- The 1998 Romanian Survey in SPSS portable format
The 1998 German Election Study
This is a national survey of 2019 Germans conducted in connection with the 1998 parliamentary election. These data were collected by the Wissenschaftzentrum, Berlin. Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Russell Dalton participated in this study.
- The Codebook in German
- The 1998 GES SPSS Data in downloadable portable format
- Link to the WZB home page with more details
The 1996 National Black Election Study
This is a national survey of 1216 Black Americans interviewed during the 1996 Presidential elections about their political attitudes and orientations toward the elected representatives. These data were collected by Katherine Tate under a grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell Data Set on Preliminary References in EC Law
- Link to a database on all of the preliminary references filed with the European Court of Justice, 1958-98.
The Lijphart/Grofman Data on Democracies
- Link to a collection of data on political institutions of established democracies.
The Cross-National Election Studies: United States Study, 1992
This is a national survey of Americans conducted in connection with the 1992 presidential election. These data were collected by Paul Beck (Ohio State), Russell Dalton (UC Irvine) and Robert Huckfeldt (Indiana University) under a grant from the National Science Foundation. Additional datasets from this project are available from the ICPSR.
The Critical Masses Project, 1992-93
These are coordinated surveys of the population in the region of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in eastern Washington State and the Chelyabinsk Nuclear Facility in Russia. Because of potential confidentiality issues, the raw data are not disseminated. The results are published in Russell Dalton et al. Critical Masses: Citizens, Nuclear Weapon Production and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia.
The Freedom House Democracy Database, 1983-2000.
These data contain information for approximately 200 countries worldwide.
1. Freedom House Ratings 1998-99: Political rights, civil liberties, combined ratings, Per capita GDP, Life Expectancy. 2. Type of Democracy 3. Freedom combined score. 4. Political rights scale 5. Civil liberties scale.
- Excel data available for download at Freedom House website: Freedom House
Link to the Spatial and Temporal Diffusion of Democracy Project at the University of Colorado
Link to The Polyarchy Dataset (Vanhanen)
Link to Poe and Tate Data on Repression of Human Rights