Public Policy Mood, (Preliminary) Annual,  1952-2020, also biennial (1952-2020), and Quarterly (1958-2020). Why preliminary? Data from the 2020 General Social Survey will not be available until late summer, 2021 (due to Covid induced delays). A final, official, version of the series will be estimated when the GSS data are in hand.

Link to Policy Specific Moods (62 estimated series and a capability to estimate a novel series with user-selected items) Policy Agendas Website

Macropartisanship, Quarterly 1952-2017:4. Suggested citation: Extended from Michael B. MacKuen, Robert S. Erikson, and James A. Stimson, The Macro Polity, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

MacroIdeology, Annual, 1937-2012. Suggest citation: Extended from Christopher Ellis and James A. Stimson, Ideology in America, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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