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Papers
Election 2000: How Viewers "See" a Presidential Debate October 3, 2000

Lessons From the Last Convention August 13, 2000

Convention Report: Is There a Future for On-the-Air Televised Conventions? July 30, 2000

Public Involvement and the 2000 Nominating Campaign: Implications for Electoral Reform April 27, 2000


Weekly Updates

Interested but Discouraged: Americans' View of the Election Drama November 21, 2000

Americans Who Say They Will Vote on Tuesday Share Many of the Same Attitudes as Likely Non-Voters November 4, 2000

Debates Boost Issue Awareness Slightly, But Most Americans Still Uninformed About Candidates' Positions October 26, 2000

One in Seven Likely Voters Still Undecided on a Presidential Candidate October 18, 2000

Debates Get People Talking About Campaign October 12, 2000

More Americans Say It's Okay for NBC to Broadcast Baseball Game Instead of Debate October 1, 2000

Nearly Half of Young Adults Say They Will Not Watch the First Presidential Debate September 30, 2000

Recent News Stories Work to Gore's Advantage September 28, 2000

News Coverage Propels Election Interest September 20, 2000

Bush-Clymer Episode Gets Major-League Attention, But Changes Few Minds September 13, 2000

Registered Partisans Rally Behind Candidates; Independents Still Volatile September 8, 2000

Conventions Boost Americans' Issue Awareness August 30, 2000

After Conventions, Americans More Positive About Presidential Campaign August 25, 2000

GOP Convention Struggles For Audience August 11, 2000

Most Americans Do Not Know When GOP Convention Will Be Held July 26, 2000

Convention Audiences Likely to Drop from 1996 Level July 19, 2000

Americans' Involvement in Presidential Nominating Process Varied Substantially From One State to the Next July 13, 2000

Many Americans Have Yet to Choose a Presidential Candidate Conventions Could be Decisive in Election's Outcome July 6, 2000

Even On Super Tuesday, Most Americans Unaware Of Their Own Primaries June 30, 2000

Silent Spring: The Campaign that Wasn't, at Least for the Voters June 22, 2000

Americans Believe Their Role in the Nominating Process Was Secondary June 16, 2000

Poll Says Americans Ignore Polls June 8, 2000

Americans Take Vacation from Presidential Campaign June 1, 2000

African Americans Pay Less Attention, Say Campaign Is Less Relevant May 25, 2000

Hispanic Americans Less Involved in Campaign, But Also Less Cynical May 18, 2000

Election Apathy Pervasive Among Young Adults May 12, 2000

Americans' Support Of Presidential Candidates Drops As Their Campaign Interest Declines May 2, 2000

Americans Forgetting Some of What They Knew about Bush and Gore Apr. 21, 2000

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Whatever Happened to the Presidential Campaign? Apr. 14, 2000

Tired And Locked Out Of Nominating Process, Americans Seek Change Apr. 6, 2000

Gender Gaps Abound in this Year's Presidential Campaign Mar. 31, 2000

Interest In Campaign Plummets, Falling To Pre-New Hampshire Level Mar. 20, 2000

Americans "Disgusted" With Politics Mar. 13, 2000

Satisfaction With Candidates Spurs Attention To Campaign Mar. 3, 2000

Americans' Attention to Campaign Rises, as Does Their Perception that the Campaign Has Turned Negative Feb. 25, 2000

Most Americans Still Undecided On A Presidential Candidate Feb. 16, 2000

New Hampshire Primary Boosts Americans' Interest in Campaign Feb. 10, 2000

Opening Contest Has Only Modest Effect On Voter Involvement Feb. 2, 2000

Why Does New Hampshire Generate Momentum for a "Surprise" Winner? Jan. 27, 2000

Americans Inflate New Hampshire Primary Jan. 26, 2000

Public Dissatisfied With Nomination System, But What's the Alternative? Jan. 19, 2000

Debates Get Public's Attention, But Fail To Stimulate Interest Jan. 12, 2000

Candidate Preferences Weaken Jan. 5, 2000

Young Adults Largely Ignoring Presidential Campaign Dec. 28, 1999

Many Americans want third-party choice, no matter who the nominees are Dec. 21, 1999

Public Learning Little From Campaign Dec. 16, 1999

Viewers Turned Off by Debate Format Dec. 9, 1999

Despite Heavy News Coverage, Interest in Campaign Declines Dec. 2, 1999

Busy and bored Americans say campaign has started too early Nov. 30, 1999

Most Americans tuning out campaign Nov. 17, 1999


Voter Involvement Index

Voter Involvement Index - Current Data
Voter Involvement Index State Rankings
Current Index

October 8, 2000
October 2, 2000
September 24, 2000
September 17, 2000
September 11, 2000
September 3, 2000
August 27, 2000
August 20, 2000
August 13, 2000
August 6, 2000
July 23, 2000
July 16, 2000
July 9, 2000
July 2, 2000
June 25, 2000
June 19, 2000
June 11, 2000
June 4, 2000
May 28, 2000
May 21, 2000
May 14, 2000
May 7, 2000
Apr. 30, 2000
Apr. 22, 2000
Apr. 16, 2000
Apr. 9, 2000
Apr. 2, 2000
Mar. 26, 2000
Mar. 19, 2000
Mar. 5, 2000
Feb. 27, 2000
Feb. 22, 2000
Feb. 13, 2000
Feb. 6, 2000
Jan. 30, 2000
Jan. 23, 2000
Jan. 16, 2000
Jan. 9, 2000
Jan. 2, 2000
Dec. 19, 1999
Dec. 12, 1999
Dec. 5, 1999
Nov. 28, 1999
Nov. 23, 1999
Nov. 14, 1999


Poll Results

Voter Involvement / Reaction to Campaign Series
Candidate Issue Position Knowledge Series
Breakdowns by Sex
Breakdowns by Age
 
Mar. 29 - Apr. 2, 2000 n=1013
Mar. 1-5, 2000 n=1011
Feb. 9-13, 2000 n=1011
Feb. 2-6, 2000 n=1012
Jan. 27-30, 2000 n=1014
Jan. 19-23, 2000 n=1004
Jan. 14-18, 2000 n=1018
Jan. 12-16, 2000 n=1006
Jan. 5-9, 2000 n=1016
Dec. 28, 1999 - Jan. 2, 2000 n=1025
Dec. 15-19, 1999   n=1010
Dec. 8-12, 1999 n=1013
Dec. 1-5, 1999 n=1014
Nov. 24-28, 1999 n=1014
Nov. 19-23, 1999 n=1023
Nov. 10-14, 1999 n=1007


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