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Author Archives: Mark Joslyn
Must See Graph – sports and politics
Check out this graph of sports fan’s politics.
Part 2. Concerned about Expressing Your Beliefs? You are not Alone.
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.
Data Bites: Black Americans’ Opinions of Police, Biden, and Democratic Party
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
Young people do not vote. Why?
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?
Data Bites – brief posts about public opinion. What Independents think?
Several results from a recent YouGov Survey caught my eye. Thought you might find them interesting. I examined Independent voters…
A Vigorous and Strong Democracy?
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?”
Victory in November?
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?”
The Impact of Age
Last week, Florida released a comprehensive report that summarizes many key Covid-19 statistics – including the number of hospitalizations.[i] Since the beginning of the pandemic, state hospitalization figures have been difficult to locate – some do not release the numbers. Let’s take a look at some of the key findings from Florida. FloridaContinue reading “The Impact of Age”
Polling Locations: Yes, a Partisan Advantage
Several days before the special congressional election in California’s 25th Congressional District, Los Angeles County election officials decided to add an in-person voting center in Lancaster, one of the more diverse cities in the district. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are very few in-person polling sites and the election is largely a mail-in ballotContinue reading “Polling Locations: Yes, a Partisan Advantage”