Welcome to AUTNES!

AUNTES - Austrian National Election Study is engaged in the comprehensive social science analysis of Austrian national elections.

AUTNES has the following tasks:

  • to provide a fully integrated study of the 'demand side' (voters) and the 'supply side’ (political parties and candidates) of electoral competition, as well as of the media coverage of the campaign ('media side')
  • to make a contribution towards a better understanding of how Austrian democracy works
  • to provide high-quality data for the public and the scientific community. Until 2016 via gesis, from 2017 via AUSSDA - The Austrian Social Science Data Archive
  • to secure and expand cooperation with the international community of electoral researchers
  • to promote and support young scientists and consolidate Austrian academic electoral research
  • to establish and institutionalize a national electoral study.

AUTNES was financed by the Austrian Science Fund FWF from 2009 to 2016.

ACIER - Cooperative Infrastructure for Electoral Research is conducting a national election study for the Austrian National Election 2017 and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. ACIER is a reasearch cooperation between the University of Vienna, the University of Salzburg and the University of Innsbruck and is running until 2019.

Here you find more information on the study components 'The Demand Side - Voting Behavior', 'The Supply Side - Party Records, Party Positions and Candidates' und 'The Media Side - Media Analysis'.



New project: 'Wähler in Aufruhr:...'

The project is running from August 1st 2017 under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger.


Study on young Austrian voters

The study on political attitudes and behavior of young Austrian voters in the age of 16 to 21 in the National Election 2017 is conducted on behalf of...


New National Election Study: ACIER

We are glad to announce that a new study for the forthcoming national election in Austria is financed by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and...


Data release by AUTNES Supply Side and Media Side

The AUTNES Supply Side is glad to announce the release of a whole series of datasets. Most of the data are related to the 2013 national election in...


ACIER - Austrian Cooperative Infrastructure for Electoral Research

Neues Projekt ‚ACIER – Austrian Cooperative Infrastructure for Electoral Research‘, unter der Leitung von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang C. Müller (PI) und...


PVS Special Issue 50: Politische Psychologie

The 50th Special Issue of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift is now available. The AUTNES members David Johann and Kathrin Thomas (in collaboration...

News Archive

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New AUTNES Demand Side Data

The AUTNES data inventory expanded and we are delighted to present the 2.0.0 edition of the Rolling-Cross-Section Panel 2013 as well as the 1.0.0...


AUTNES Demand Side Daten Version 2.0.0 available

AUTNES is happy to announce the release of 2.0.0 editions of the

CSES Post-Election Survey 2013, the TV Debates Panel Study 2013 and the Pre- and...


Annual Meeting of the Austrian, German and Swiss election studies

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