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We the People Data Explorer

This site allows researchers to filter petitions from the White House’s We the People site by subject, keyword, date created, and minimum and maximum number of signatures. For petitions from 2015 and earlier, users can also download the total number of signatures by ZIP code for individual petitions. For many petitions, users can download a list of the timestamps (in Eastern time) and, when available, ZIP codes of every signature on an individual petition. Downloads are in CSV format.

Note that only petitions with 149 or more signatures are included in this dataset.

If you have questions about this site, please contact Doug Hess, assistant professor of political science, or Julia Bauder, social studies and data services librarian.

Data is updated nightly around 2:00am Eastern time to include petitions and signatures created through the previous day at 11:59pm Eastern time.

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