Welcome to the American State Administrators Project

The American State Administrators Project (ASAP) is a decades-long survey of state agency leaders. This remarkable dataset provides a 50-state chronological portrait of state administrative leaders, what they think, and what their agencies do. The ASAP dataset is now being shared with the broader scholarly community for the first time.

Dr. Susan Webb Yackee of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at the UW-Madison has led the efforts to make the 1964 to 2008 ASAP data publicly available. In 2018, Dr. Yackee conducted a new survey inspired by ASAP with her co-principal investigator, Dr. Jason Webb Yackee, of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

For a two minute video summarizing the scholarly release of the 1964-2008 ASAP data, please see: https://youtu.be/PfSHDBfsiEI