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Voting Patterns

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

Leon Friedman | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Leon Friedman

So why does the white, lower middle class, population continue to favor the Republicans despite the fact that the economic promises of the party have been shown to be bogus? Partly it is a cultural phenomenon.

Insight From Massive Social Experiment Could Sway Voting, Spending and Other Behavior

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Kare Anderson

A recent study shows that about one-third of a million more Americans voted in 2010 because of one Facebook message on Election Day.

Facebook Maps Politics: Data Show Locations of Democrats, Republicans Based On Check-Ins

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Reporters and politicians like to talk about the electorate in terms of red states and blue states, even though we know intuitively that's a far too s...

Poll: Preachy Politicians Turn Off Many Voters

Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) If there's one thing the fractious Republican field agrees on, it's that personal religious devotion i...

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Ideology: Do the Polls Match America?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Most polls over the last few months have painted a picture of an American voting public that is predominantly conservative. But two-and-a-half decades of data show that the electorate doesn't change its ideological makeup radically.