For over 65 years the American National Election Studies have worked to learn about people's opinions on many aspects of their lives, especially presidential elections. The 2016 study is a special new way to find out how Americans really think and feel about their society, politics, and many of the issues facing the country.

Your household was scientifically selected as part of a major effort to learn more about what Americans think and feel.

The study is being done by Stanford University in collaboration with the University of Michigan, with funding from the National Science Foundation. We are not affiliated with any political or media group. Westat is a nationally known survey research firm based in Rockville, Maryland, conducting the surveys on behalf of Stanford University and the University of Michigan.