Welcome to AUTNES!


AUTNES - Austrian National Election Study is engaged in the comprehensive social science analysis of Austrian national elections. AUTNES is part of the Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER).

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 and by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) from 2017 to 2019.

ACIER - Cooperative Infrastructure for Electoral Research was conducting the national election study for the Austrian National Election in 2019 and was financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

ACIER is a reasearch cooperation between the University of Vienna, the University of Salzburg and the University of Innsbruck.

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'.