The Morning Buzz | Skip the Debate, Just Watch the Coverage

The first presidential debate is tonight, and the news coverage of the debate may make more of a difference than the debate itself, at least according to this chart. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | More Latinos Are Eligible to Vote Than Ever Before – But Will They?

According to a new analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, more Latinos are eligible to vote than ever before. However, this demographic may not exercise its newfound political clout in this election cycle: Hispanic Americans are substantially less likely to say they will definitely vote in this November's election, compared to black or white Americans. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Supreme Court Heads Back to Work

The Supreme Court heads back to work this week, with an affirmative action case early in the docket (in case you're curious, the second wave of our 2012 Millennial Values Survey, which will be released on Thursday, includes some questions on affirmative action). … [Read more...]

Abortion and Vote Choice Among the White Working Class

Despite the common refrain that white working-class voters are heavily influenced by cultural “wedge” issues like abortion, white college-educated Americans’ vote choice is actually more affected by their stance on this issue. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Could 2012 Look More like 2008?

Nate Silver calculates the probability that 2012 might actually resemble 2008. His conclusion? Obama now has a 20% chance of actually beating his 2008 margin in the popular vote. … [Read more...]

What’s True About White Working Class Americans?

Test your knowledge of white working-class Americans with this quiz from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, based on the findings from PRRI's recent survey. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Responses to “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America”

Last Thursday, September 20, we were honored to have Thomas B. Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, and John Sides, a professor of political science at the George Washington University and a co-founder of the political science blog, "The Monkey Cage," speak on a panel as part of the release of the 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey. Both Edsall and Sides posted articles on their respective blogs which discuss … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Responses to “Beyond Guns and God: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America”

Last Thursday, September 20, we were honored to have Thomas B. Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, and John Sides, a professor of political science at the George Washington University and a co-founder of the political science blog, "The Monkey Cage," speak on a panel as part of the release of the 2012 Race, Class, and Culture Survey. Both Edsall and Sides posted articles on their respective blogs which discuss … [Read more...]

Our Corner | State of Belief Radio

This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the findings of "Beyond Guns and Gun: Understanding the Complexities of the White Working Class in America." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Prominent Black Clergy Support Same-sex Marriage in Maryland

Prominent black clergy in Maryland are supporting a referendum in their state to legalize same-sex marriage. This shows, as Dr. Robert P. Jones wrote earlier this summer, that black voters are unlikely to abandon Obama over his support for the issue. … [Read more...]


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