American National Election Study

NSF’s Three “Sensational Surveys” Survive and Thrive

This election season, spare a thought for the travails of the American national Election Study and two other data-rich surveys promoted — and protected — by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Econoic directorate.

4 years ago

The Nonresponse Challenge to Surveys and Statistics

Survey researchers are increasingly unable to get people to respond to surveys. This is a real worry because nonresponse can lead to biased research and because nonresponse poses a significant threat to the federal statistical system in its entirety.

7 years ago

Political Science Serving the Public Interest

On May 9, the House of Representatives adopted a provision that would preclude the National Science Foundation (NSF) from supporting research in the field of political science.

8 years ago