Our Corner | The Election By the Numbers

Just before the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones was interviewed by Religion & Politics’ Tiffany Stanley, who asked several important questions about what Dr. Jones will be looking for in the post-election data.

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The Morning Buzz | Hispanic Americans Aren’t Donating to the Candidates

Hispanic Americans may be a pivotal voting bloc this election, but they’re donating very little to the candidates.

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The Morning Buzz | Are People Better Than Polls at Predicting Electoral Outcomes?

Can people predict elections, even when polls can’t?

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The Morning Buzz | Oklahomans Can Now Carry Guns in the Open

Today, anyone in Oklahoma who holds a license to carry a concealed firearm can carry a weapon out in the open, thanks to a new law that just went into effect.

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The Morning Buzz | Will Hurricane Sandy Push Climate Change into the Headlines?

The very expensive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is leading some commentators to wonder whether this storm will change the way we talk about climate change, which has mostly been sidelined during the presidential campaign. Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans… [Read more…]

The Morning Buzz | Illegal Immigration From Mexico on the Rise

For the first time since the recession, illegal immigration from Mexico is on the rise. This might not seem like a good thing, but some say it’s a sign that the American economy is improving.

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Will California Voters Outlaw the Death Penalty?

California voters are at the center of one particularly heated debate: on November 6, they will have the opportunity to decide whether the death penalty should be abolished in their state, after being restored three decades ago.

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Our Corner | State of Belief Radio

This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the exciting findings from the 2012 American Values Survey.

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The Morning Buzz | Will Hurricane Sandy Affect the 2012 Election?

Hurricane Sandy is menacing the East Coast (and if there’s no Morning Buzz tomorrow, that’s why), but there could also be serious implications for the 2012 election.

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The Evolution of the Religiously Unaffiliated Vote, 1980-2008

An exploration of the unaffiliated vote since 1980s shows two interesting features: first, the Democratic advantage among this group is not a recent phenomenon but stretches back at least as far as 1984, and second, that unaffiliated voters display unu… [Read more…]