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ANES: 7 Day period has begun

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Today begins the 7-day period in which you can help us evaluate the many
new proposals that have been put forward for upcoming American National
Election Studies (ANES) surveys.

Between now and January 22, we ask that you make a small, but important
contribution to the quality of the 2008 ANES surveys by offering advice
that we and the proposals authors’ can use to increase the effectiveness
of our questionnaires. We are most interested in comments that can
increase the range of hypothesis tests in which particular questions can
be used.

At the end of this letter are the lists of the proposals we have
received. You can read the full proposals in the Online Commons at:

If you can comment on even one of these proposals, it will help future
users of the ANES a great deal.

Please note that at the conclusion of the one-week comment period,
proposal authors will then have an additional week to revise their
proposals in response to any comments that you offer. So this is a
moment where your advice can make a big difference. In addition, the
ANES PIs and Board of Overseers will make extensive use of your comments
when they select questions for inclusion on the survey.

All comments must be made through the Online Commons. If you would like
to make a comment and are not yet an OC member, signing up is easy. All
it takes is filling out a simple form at:

The new 2008 ANES Time Series Study has the potential to help scholars
examine electoral dynamics in an unprecedented way. Please take a moment
to help ANES make the most effective use of this great opportunity.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to make a productive
contribution to the development of the ANES surveys.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Jon A. Krosnick and Arthur Lupia
Principal Investigators


01. “Native Born or Naturalized Americans” by user “Jimbo”
02. “Monetary Recruitment and the Rise of Internet Fundraising” by users
“Wiley” and “pollock”
03. “Interviewer-coded items” by user “clawson”
04. “From Online Newspapers to YouTube: Examining Exposure to Internet
Sources”" by users “ttowner” and “ddulio”
05. “Religion and Electoral Behavior” by users “mockabee”, “kenwald” and
and “dleege”
06. “Three ideas: titles, turnout modeling, cell phone users” by user
07. “General Incentives Models of Turnout: ANES & BES” by user
08. “Political Alienation” by users “javeline” and “bairdv”
09. “The Role of Collective Political Efficacy” by users “Markmann”,
“Constanzebeierlein”, “Preiser” and “Wermuth”
10. “Internet Blog Usage and Political Participation” by user “rlreed”
11. “Why Do Parties Distribute Particularistic Goods?” by users
“jordangansmorse”, “sebastian.mazzuca” and “nichters”
12. “Character Judgments and Voting Behavior” by user “dcm23″
13. “Threat Perceptions and Charisma” by users “merolla” and “ejzech”
14. “A Better Way to Measure Prospective Economic Evaluations” by users
“KMichelitch”, “marco_morales”, “andrewowen” and “jtucker”
15. “Measuring Knowledge and Attitudes about the Electoral College” by
users “ShaunBowler”, “ToddDonovan” and “karpjeffrey”
16. “Independents, Leaners and Partisanship” by users “ShaunBowler”,
“ToddDonovan”, “karpjeffrey” and “DavidLanoue”
17. “Including ‘Propensity to vote’ questions in the ANES time series”
by users “Franklin” and “SamAbrams”
18. “Wealth and Electoral Behavior” by user “tdeluca”
19. “Issue Scales in the 2008 Election Study” by users “stuart” and
20. “Understanding Trust in Government” by users “nes user” and
21. “Systematic Misrepresentation of Political Polarization” by users
“andrewgelman”, “david.chungpark” and “ejuliast”
22. “Gender and Race in American Elections” by users “kdolan” and “Kira
23. “Election Integrity” by user “HeleniT”
24. “Civic Skills and Contacting” by users “Verba”, “Schlozman” and
25. “Institutional Legitimacy in the United States” by users
“legitimacy”, “MargaretLevi” and “audreysacks”
26. “Effects of decision to vote on other household members” by user
27. “Measuring Commitment to Economic Equality” by user “suhay”


01. “Cognitive and Affective Partisanship” by user “klofstad”
02. “Media Use Measures for the ANES 2008 Time Series Study” by users
“salthaus” and “tewksbur”
03. “Moral Foundations Questions” by users “aperrin” and “vaisey”
04. “Internet User Definitions and New Communications Channels” by user
05. “Measuring Issues with Open-Ended Questions” by user “RePass”
06. “Measuring Attitudes toward Candidates” by user “RePass”
07. “Gender and Race in American Elections” by users “kdolan” and “Kira
08. “Method of Registration and Its Impact on Turnout” by users
“ReneeParadis” and “kahlilw”
09. “Proposal to Modify ANES 2008 Items” by user “Prysby”


01. “Religious Identity” by users “bphillips” and “Saxe”
02. “Race, Gender, and Policy” by users “nburns” and “DRK”


01. “Items used in TESS survey and/or Palestinian survey for
consideration for ANES” by users “Moskalenko” and “cmccaule”
02. “Collective Memory of 9/11 and Public Opinion of Counter-Terrorism:”
by user “cbail”
03. “Public attitudes about terrorism, natural disasters, risk
perception and preparedness” by user “Bill8008″
04. “Fear of crime and terrorism as it relates to political affiliation
and voter turnout” by users “fayewachs” and “stacymcgoldrick”
05. “Emotional Responses to Potential Threats” by user “hlench”
06. “Public attitudes towards technology and perception of terrorist
attacks” by users “hbalyssa” and “kbuerkle”
07. “Individual and Government/Emergency Preparedness” by user “Keith”
08. “Proposed National Survey Question” by user “rejali01″
09. “Political views and funding homeland security policy” by users
“carolm” and “Kerry Smith”

ANES Announcement

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

There is only one week left to propose questions for inclusion on
upcoming American National Election Studies (ANES) surveys!

1) The 2008 ANES Time Series
You may submit a proposal for questions to be included in the 2008 ANES
Time Series face-to-face presidential election study. The time series
continues a string of interviews that began in 1948. We are accepting
two kinds of proposals: changes to the ANES “core” questions (the set of
questions that the ANES Time Series asks repeatedly over time) and
changes to the rest of the survey (including proposals to capture
opinions and attitudes that are especially relevant to the November 2008
presidential and congressional elections).

2) Terrorism and Homeland Security
We are also running a special competition in cooperation with the
Department of Homeland Security. For that competition, we are accepting
proposals pertinent to the intersection between elections and DHS
emphases on terrorism, natural disasters, risk perception, and
preparedness. Questions from successful proposals in this competition
can be included on the 2008-2009 ANES Panel Study and/or the 2008 ANES
Time Series study.

We accept proposals through the ANES Online Commons. Please go to its
website to get more information about these opportunities:

The ANES Online Commons will continue to accept these proposals until
3:00pm Eastern Time (noon Pacific Time) on January 15, 2008.

The Online Commons will remain open for two additional weeks thereafter
to allow commentary and revision of the proposals.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jon Krosnick and Arthur Lupia
Principal Investigators
American National Election Studies (ANES)