BESIS British Election Studies Information System
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Welcome to the British Election Studies Information System

BESIS includes all the post-election, British Election surveys from 1964 to 2015, with over 5,000 survey questions.
Please note that the BES 2015 dataset is the first release by the British Election Study 2015 team, made available for download in November 2015 from their web site.

Accessing tables and charts of results is straightforward. Once registered:
  • Log in and then select the election years to be studied here
  • Choose between a Search of the full text of all available questions or using the Contents List of major topics
  • You can also browse the survey-by-survey listing of the questions
Time-series results of tables and charts will be generated automatically.

Centre for Comparative European Survey Data (CCESD)

The British Election Studies Information System is one of the on-line facilities created and maintained by CCESD. Our web-sites include:

British Social Attitudes British Social Attitudes surveys 1983-2014
Comparative European Surveys What Europe Thinks for all major comparative European Union surveys, setting Britain in an EU context
Comparative European Surveys CCESD Information System for comparative pan-European surveys (including British surveys)

To email for details of the Centre's other services, including customised data hosting for academic researchers, click here.

Registration and site customisation

Registration is straightforward and provides immediate access. Users may choose between:

  • standard access designed to meet the needs of most site visitors, or
  • advanced access which allows users to customise the facilities they need to best suit their research.

To register now, click here. Registered users may customise their account options through the my account link in the top menu bar.

Percentage reporting having voted in last general election by age

This is one of the facilities developed and maintained by the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data (CCESD). For further details of CCESD facilities and services, click here to send an e-mail.
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