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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. Read more about Announcing the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

Registration is open for the CCES Sundance Conference

February 16, 2015

We are excited to announce that the 2015 CCES Conference will be held from June 11-13, 2015, at Sundance Resort in Provo, Utah. We are preparing for the conference and are excited for the collaboration that we hope will occur. For most details, please check the conference website at ccesconference.byu.edu.

Registration will be handled online and can be found on the website. The registration fee (including meals) for this year's conference will be $320 (does not include accommodations; see the website for accommodation information). Please register for the conference by March 15; the Read more about Registration is open for the CCES Sundance Conference

The Perils of Cherry Picking Low Frequency Events in Large Sample Surveys

November 5, 2014

Stephen Ansolabehere (Harvard University, PI CCES)
Samantha Luks (YouGov)
Brian F. Schaffner (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, co-­PI CCES)

The advent of large sample surveys, such as the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), has opened the possibility of measuring very low frequency events, characteristics, and behaviors in the population. This is certainly a worthy objective, but researchers must use caution when studying low probability events and behaviors, such as non-citizenship rates and voting. Even very low- Read more about The Perils of Cherry Picking Low Frequency Events in Large Sample Surveys

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. Professor Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University coordinates the CCES and the Read more about Announcing the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Study

2013 Sundance Conference Is Open for Registration

December 10, 2012
The next CCES Sundance Conference, hosted by the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, will be held at the Sundance Resort near Provo, UT, from May 23–25.

If you would like to attend the conference, please visit ccesconference.byu.edu for registration and room reservation instructions. The registration fee is $300. After you register, the conference team will contact you directly to work out transportation arrangements and dietary concerns Read more about 2013 Sundance Conference Is Open for Registration