University of Michigan researchers can access a compilation of data known as the “U.S. and India Politicians Dataset” without charge. Anmol Panda ( and Libby Hemphill ( in the School of Information collect and maintain the data and its associated metadata. Additional information about the collection process, the metadata provided, and how to use the data is available on GitHub. The dataset currently includes over 8000 elected officials and candidates for public office from the U.S. and over 30,000 politicians and celebrities who talk about politics in India. The dataset is useful for studying issues of political communication, political debate, campaigning, and political speech. MIDAS, CSCAR and ARC together manage and support the use of this data repository. This dataset is currently only available to UM and sponsored affiliates at this time.


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