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To: Members of the ANES Community
From: Nancy Burns and Donald Kinder
Re: ANES Announcement: Public Meeting at MWPSA, 2004 ANES Planning Committee Update, and NES Bibliography
Date: April 1, 2004

- ANES Public Meeting at MWPSA -

We wanted to let you know that we will be having our usual ANES Public Meeting at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. It is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 from 6:00-8:00 PM in room PDR 16. We hope to see you there!

- 2004 ANES Planning Committee Update -

The 2004 ANES Planning Committee met in Ann Arbor on February 6th and 7th. The meeting was exceptionally productive. The committee received several valuable reports from the user community on topics ranging from religious items to foreign policy coverage. Through the new website, [ADDRESS DELETED; NO LONGER IN USE], we also received several dozen e-mail messages and message board comments, all of which helped to inform and strengthen the committee's proposal. At the meeting, the committee agreed on a basic framework for the study and chose most of the questions. On special topics such as foreign policy, Congress, and campaign issues, we appointed subcommittees to engage in more detailed research. Since then, the subcommittees have sent refined sets of questions back to the whole committee. As a result, we will soon submit our full report to the Board ahead of schedule. We will also post the report on the website, so that users may understand the rationale for this year's study Again, it is difficult to overemphasize the user community's critical role in our activities. We thank all of you who took the time to write.

- ANES Bibliography -

Recently the ANES Bibliography has grown to over 4000 entries! Over 2200 authors have contributed to the bibliography, which includes over 1700 journal articles, nearly 1000 conference papers, over 300 dissertations, nearly 100 newspaper articles, and over 650 books. We would like to thank the many authors who have let us know about their use of the data. As you know, ANES has no funding designated for traditional data analysis; the data are produced explicitly for the entire research community. Thus, the bibliography is our best measure of scholarly activity resulting from the study, and assists us in obtaining continued funding. If you know of publications or conference papers that make use of the ANES and are not already present in the bibliography, please let us know about them by email to "" or by filling out our handy submission form on the web at "". The ANES Bibliography itself can be found on the web at "". Thank you for your support.