Check out this graph of sports fan’s politics.
People think the political climate prevents them from saying things they believe – because others might find it offensive. As it turns out, social confrontation is not the only thing people are anxious about.
Do you self-censor? If so, what about free expression? Read about who is more likely to self-censor their beliefs because others might find them offensive.
Imagine yourself at a dinner party, sitting at the table chatting about a recent Netflix binge, the hot weather, or the latest cell phone technology. Then, the discussion shifts to a controversial political topic. Do you withdraw, or express your beliefs?
Two recent surveys focused on Black American’s political attitudes. Several results are helpful when thinking about this fall’s elections. Written by Robert Rodriguez and Mark Joslyn
On July 1, 1971 the 26th Amendment passed. This lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, adding nearly 11 million potential voters to the electorate. The 1972 presidential election remains the highest ever recorded turnout for youth voters. Why?
Several results from a recent YouGov Survey caught my eye. Thought you might find them interesting. I examined Independent voters…
In my last post, I examined increases in voter turnout and concluded that American democracy appeared strong and vigorous. Critics, however, dispute this claim by comparing U.S. voter turnout to other developed countries. The comparison typically draws a much less favorable portrait of American democracy. So let’s consider that comparison. Voter turnout by countryContinue reading “A Vigorous and Strong Democracy?”
As we edge closer to the fall elections, let’s consider this question: What will voter turnout be in November? The answer offers important clues about the quality of elections and the health of our democracy.
Lately, I have read and watched a surprising number of Democratic elites – politicians, pollsters, pundits and media folk – confidently promise victory. The narrative goes something like this. November marks the end of Donald Trump’s four-year reign. Joe Biden needs only to select a running mate, receive formal nomination, and run aContinue reading “Victory in November?”