A comprehensive view of the American electorate
Conducting nearly 500,000 interviews over 16 months, the survey sheds light on attitudes and issues as they took shape. Nationscape was designed to answer the questions most urgent to American democracy across multiple dimensions.
Nationscape captured a nuanced picture of the American electorate during a critical time. With it, researchers can explore the dynamics and intensity of preferences — in light of factors like partisanship, tribalism, and polarization. The intent of this endeavor was to understand voter choices, inform political discourse, and improve political representation across the country.
Nationscape was a featured project of Democracy Fund Voter Study Group in partnership with UCLA political scientists Lynn Vavreck and Chris Tausanovitch. It was fielded by Lucid, a leading market research platform.
Dig deep on American policy views with a final data release from the massive Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Survey, plus three fresh waves of data from the longitudinal VOTER Survey.Download the Data
While it’s not unusual for a losing candidate’s supporters to express skepticism about election results, faith in election 2020 was much more polarized than in prior years. In this report, Robert Griffin and Mayesha Quasem detail key differences.Read More
In a piece for The Washington Post, Robert Griffin and Mayesha Quasem share insights on the unusually steep drop in confidence in election integrity among Republicans after Joe Biden’s win.Read More
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