Call for Questions/Modules (CCS round IV questionnaire 2025-2030)

Dear CCS Newsletter subscriber,

The Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) has been conducted successfully in around 30 countries since 2005. Based on common core questionnaires, the first round (2005 – 2012) covered 24 countries and 32 elections, while the second round (2013 – 2018) covered 21 countries and 30 elections. The third round started in 2019, is currently still being fielded in many countries and will conclude by the end of 2024. A first release of the cumulative CCS III dataset including 5 elections in 5 countries has already been published on SWISSUbase. The dataset is set to expand, covering more elections and countries in upcoming releases.

CCS is now preparing a fourth series of candidate surveys that will be fielded from 2025 to 2030. The CCS Steering Committee therefore opens a Call for Questions/Modules to be included in the CCS round IV questionnaire (see here). If you and/or researchers around you who work with (comparative) candidate data are interested in submitting a proposal, please do so until Monday, 10 June 2024. An overview of the core questionnaire to which successful proposals will be added can be found at here.

Do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Questionnaire Development Committee members or Lukas Lauener (for contact details see the Call), should you have any questions regarding the Call and/or CCS in general.