Since we are interested in both changes over time and persistence of change, we require a panel survey that re-interviews respondents at different points in time. The data for the Election 2008 and Beyond Survey will be collected in three waves by Knowledge Networks (KN) using an online computer methodology. The Knowledge Networks panel is drawn from a random sample of the population of households in the United States. Our specific survey sample is a nationally representative panel survey that includes oversamples of Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and young people ages 18–35. One-third of the Latino respondents will come from Spanish language dominant homes and will receive the questionnaire in Spanish. With this data we are able to explore the attitudes and behaviors of different groups of people, including those eligible to vote versus those who are not.
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