The American Municipal Officials Survey (AMOS) has been conducted in 2012, 2014, 2016, and is being conducted right now in 2017. Each iteration of the survey includes different questions. In 2017, the survey is focused primarily on obtaining demographic data about municipal officials and should only take 2 to 3 minutes to complete.
Use the links below to see some of the results from previous AMOS:
Research Articles Using AMOS Data
Data from AMOS has been used in several research projects. Below are projects that have gone through the rigorous peer-review process and have been published, including at some of the most prestigious journals in political science. The data for these studies come from the 2012 AMOS.
- Butler, Daniel M., Craig Volden, Adam Dynes, and Boris Shor. 2017. “Ideology, Learning and Policy Diffusion: Experimental Evidence.” American Journal of Political Science 61 (1): 37-49.
- Butler, Daniel M., and Adam Dynes. 2016. “How Politicians Discount the Opinions of Constituents with Whom They Disagree.” American Journal of Political Science 60 (4): 975-989.
- Butler, Daniel M., and Jessica Preece. 2016. “Recruitment and perceptions of gender bias in party leader support.” Political Research Quarterly 69 (4): 842-851.