French Politics

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 360–370 | Cite as

The 2017 French Election Study (FES 2017): a post-electoral cross-sectional survey

  • Florent Gougou
  • Nicolas Sauger
Data, Measures and Methods


This article describes a post-electoral cross-sectional survey conducted after the French presidential election of 2017. The French Election Study consists in a national representative sample of 1830 people, who were interviewed face-to-face in the days following the second round. The paper introduces the questionnaire and the methodology used. Data quality is also discussed in comparison with previous French cross-sectional presidential election studies.


French elections Election studies Data quality Sampling Turnout overreporting 



We thank all our colleagues from Sciences Po Paris, Sciences Po Grenoble, Sciences Po Bordeaux and elsewhere for their participation in the project. We also thank Sciences Po Paris, Université Grenoble Alpes, LIEPP (ANR-11-LABX-0091, ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grant No. 2014S1A3A2044032) for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTEParisFrance
  2. 2.Sciences PoParisFrance

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