Liesbet Hooghe, Zachary Taylor Smith Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU Amsterdam
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Political Parties: Chapel Hill Expert Survey Series (CHES data)

NEW:
CHES trend file

The Chapel Hill expert surveys estimate party positioning on European integration, ideology and policy issues for national parties in a variety of European countries. The first survey was conducted in 1999, with subsequent waves in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. The number of countries increased from 14 Western European countries in 1999 to 31 current, prospective, or associate EU members in 2014, and the number of national parties from 143 to 268. The 2014 survey includes parties in Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey as well as all EU members. Separate surveys were conducted in the Balkan candidate countries and in the Ukraine. Common to all surveys are questions on parties' general position on European integration, several EU policies, general left/right, economic left/right, and galtan; later surveys contain also questions on non-EU policy issues. The 2014 survey was extended to the United States, Canada and Mexico using somewhat different questions (see http://www.chesdata.eu for updates).

With thanks to the European Union Center for Excellence, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Chair for Multilevel Governance, at the VU University Amsterdam. This project has received funding from the European Union’s ERC Advanced Grant on Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance (No. 249543) and its Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (No. 649281).

The dataset TREND FILE 1999-2014 (in STATA) joins up the 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 surveys. Since 2013 the official website for the CHES data is http://www.chesdata.eu. 

2014 survey team: Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, Milada Vachudova (and research assistance by Jelle Koedam, Filip Kostelka, and Marko Zilovic)

Trend file 1999-2014

2014 Chapel Hill expert survey

 

2010 Chapel Hill expert survey

** raw data: data by individual expert x party x country **

2006 Chapel Hill expert survey

** raw data: data by expert x party x country **
** means data: average expert score by party x country**

2002 Chapel Hill expert survey

** raw data: data by expert x party x country **
** means data: average expert score by party x country*

1999 Chapel Hill expert survey

** raw data: data by expert x party x country **
** means data: average expert score by party x country*

1999-2006 Chapel Hill expert survey trend file (CHES) [1999-2010 version forthcoming]

How to cite?

2007 Candidate-countries survey

A mini-survey was conducted in 2007 in five candidate countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey. To cite, please use the Hooghe et al. (2010) reference above.

Ray-Marks-Steenbergen survey

The combined dataset Ray-Marks-Steenbergen merges the 1999 Chapel Hill survey with the Leonard Ray dataset for the time points 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996. We relabeled the original variable names and party ids in the Ray data to make them consistent with those in the Chapel Hill survey. This makes it also possible for researchers to combine this dataset with the 2002, 2006 and 2010 data. The original Ray dataset is available from Ray's website.

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