Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape is a partnership between Democracy Fund Voter Study Group and UCLA Political Scientists Chris Tausanovitch and Lynn Vavreck. It is one of the largest public opinion survey projects ever conducted — interviewing people in nearly every county, congressional district, and mid-sized U.S. city in the leadup to the 2020 election. Nationscape was fielded by Lucid, a market research platform that provides access to authentic, targeted audiences.
Phase 1 of the data, released in January of 2020, includes nearly 156,000 cases collected over 24 weeks. Data collection began with the week of July 18, 2019 and concluded the week of December 26, 2019 (last interview on January 1, 2020).
Phase 2 of the data, released in September of 2020, includes a re-release of Phase 1 data and new data from January 2020 to July 2020 (Phase 2 data). This brings the total cases to 318,697.
For additional details on the Nationscape methodology or to view results from our representativeness assessment, please download the resources below.
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