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CSES Module 4: 2011-2016

About the Release

CSES Module 4 focuses on distributional politics and social protection. The goal of the module is to enhance knowledge of voter preferences for policies that affect income and wealth distribution, in a period of constrained growth, deficit reduction, and expenditure constraint and austerity. It draws upon the literature in comparative political economy and develops data that will enable scholars to understand how political institutions condition voters' reactions to the politics of budgetary restraint. The module is influenced by the economic crises of the years prior to its implementation. Also included in the module is a battery of questions about mobilization - asking respondents about contacts by parties and candidates, and about personal contacts intended to influence vote choice.

Source Documents

To the right of this page are the files and links for use in obtaining and analyzing the dataset.

At the bottom of this page is an Election Study Archive where you can obtain some of the source documents from each election study.

These documents were used by collaborators for collecting the data:
- Module 4 Questionnaire [PDF file]
- Module 4 Questionnaire [TXT file]
- Module 4 Macro Report [PDF file]
- Module 4 Macro Report [DOC file]
- Module 4 Design Report [PDF file]
- Module 4 Design Report [DOC file]
- Module 4 Booklet [PDF file]
- Module 4 Booklet [DOC file]

CSES Module 4 Second Advance Release
March 20, 2015

You can download the dataset to your own computer for analysis using the links below.


Analyze on your own computer:

View the Module 4 codebook online:

Other important information:


CSES Module 4 Election Study Archive

Australia (2013) Survey: English
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015
Austria (2013) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated German
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
France (2012) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated French
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Germany (2013) Survey: Untranslated German
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015
Greece (2012) Survey: English
Mar-20-2015
Survey: Untranslated Greek
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015
Iceland (2013) Survey: English
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015
Ireland (2011) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Survey: English Self-Completion
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Japan (2013) Survey: English
Mar-30-2015
Survey: Untranslated Japanese
Mar-30-2015
Macro Report
Mar-30-2015
Design Report
Mar-30-2015
Mexico (2012) Survey: Untranslated Spanish
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Spanish Booklet
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Montenegro (2012) Survey: Untranslated Montenegrin
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
New Zealand (2011) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Poland (2011) Survey: Untranslated Polish
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015
Serbia (2012) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Survey: English Booklet Version A
Apr-28-2014
Survey: English Booklet Version B
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Serbian
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Serbian Booklet Version A
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Serbian Booklet Version B
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Switzerland (2011) Survey: Untranslated French Telephone
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated French Internet Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated French Mail Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated German Telephone
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated German Internet Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated German Mail Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Italian Telephone
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Italian Internet Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Italian Mail Follow-Up
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Taiwan (2012) Survey: English
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Chinese
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
Thailand (2011) Survey: Untranslated Thai
Apr-28-2014
Survey: Untranslated Thai Booklet
Apr-28-2014
Macro Report
Apr-28-2014
Design Report
Apr-28-2014
United States (2012) Survey: English Screener
Mar-20-2015
Survey: English Pre-Election
Mar-20-2015
Survey: English Post-Election
Mar-20-2015
Survey: Untranslated Spanish Pre-Election
Mar-20-2015
Survey: Untranslated Spanish Post-Election
Mar-20-2015
Macro Report
Mar-20-2015
Design Report
Mar-20-2015