The 2016 National Candidate Study is a nonpartisan, confidential research study jointly administered by Duke University, the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and Sewanee: The University of the South.


The Study is an effort to understand the experiences and views of the remarkable people who run for public office in the United States.


If you have any questions, please email candidate.study@duke.edu or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Thank you in advance for participating and for all that you do to help your community and our county.

Nicholas Carnes

Duke University

David Broockman

Stanford University

Melody Crowder-Meyer

Sewanee: The University of the South

Christopher Skovron

University of Michigan

Principal Investigators

If you received an email invitation, please use the link in the email to take the survey.