Description of the Data
The American State Administrators Project (ASAP) is a data set of survey responses from state agency leaders. It provides information on the state administration of public policy. To do so, it gathers the perspectives of state agency leaders across all American states, all agency types, and over time. The data are collected across a variety of topics, such as demographic characteristics, career and professional experience, programs and priorities, political relationships, federal aid, contracting, and more. The ASAP survey data are available to researchers across 10 survey waves—twice a decade from 1964 to 2008. The data years are: 1964, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1984, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2004, and 2008.
Dr. Susan Webb Yackee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (“Provider”) has led the efforts to make the 1964 to 2008 ASAP data publicly available. In 2018, Dr. Yackee conducted a survey related to the original ASAP data with her co-principal investigator Dr. Jason Webb Yackee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Data from the Yackee survey, which contains some data that can be combined with the original ASAP data, will be released in the future.