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AMSR friends event
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

AMSR held its third prestigious Event at the IPA on 4 February, with a record attendance of 75 people. Once again, the amazing success story of the Archive was highlighted and as was how much has been achieved since it was founded.

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The 2021 census could be the last one ever carried out
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

The UK’s national statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, has revealed that the 2021 census could be the last one ever to be carried out. Sir Ian said he was examining cheaper alternatives to the 10-yearly compulsory questionnaire delivered to every UK household.

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What historical research data tells us about recent European referenda
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

At the recent AMSR annual event, Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, used data from the Archive (as well as research held in the UK data archive at Essex University) to compare the two referenda about membership of the EU from 1975 and 2016.

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Publication of Iowa opinion poll cancelled at last minute
Friday, February 7th, 2020

Just a couple of days before Iowa’s Democratic caucuses, the Des Moines Register was forced to cancel publication of an opinion poll conducted by Selzer & Co, because of the risk that a candidate’s name had been omitted from a list.

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Liz Nelson to step down as AMSR Chair
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

The AMSR has announced that Dr Liz Nelson OBE is stepping down as Chairman of its Board of Trustees.
Liz will be replaced Professor Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School, and AMSR Vice-Chairman since 2018.

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