The Morning Buzz | RNC Florida Hispanic Outreach Director Switches to Democrats

Pablo Pantoja, the RNC's State Director of Florida Outreach, wrote an open letter announcing that he is switching his political allegiances to the Democrats in the wake of the Heritage Foundation's recent report on immigration reform, co-authored by a researcher who had previously suggested that Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Sen. Rand Paul Courts Evangelical Voters

Sen. Rand Paul is aggressively courting evangelical voters in an attempt to win over the GOP establishment. This shouldn't be too difficult, given Sen. Paul's Tea Party roots - a 2010 PRRI analysis showed significant overlap between the Christian conservative movement and the Tea Party movement. … [Read more...]

Prejudice and Voting in the 2012 Presidential Election

The election of the first African American president in 2008 spurred a renewed interest in the relationship between racial prejudice and voting behavior. But what happens when we begin to expand the definition of prejudice? … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Texas Cheerleaders Permitted to Carry Bible-Verse Banners

A Texas judge ruled that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can carry banners emblazoned with Bible verses before football games. More than three-quarters (76%) of Americans also agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games. … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Fact-Checking Bill Richardson

A recent edition of PolitiFact, a nonpartisan organization designed to find the truth in politics, used PRRI data to determine whether former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was correct in saying that "Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Does Sanford’s Political Redemption Bode Well for Others?

Mark Sanford's political redemption at the ballot box on Tuesday bodes well for other disgraced politicians, like Anthony Weiner, who may be mulling a new bid for elected office? Or was Sanford's indiscretion simply more forgivable? … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | Mark Sanford’s Political Redemption

In this week's "Figuring Faith," I explore data on Americans' attitudes toward politicians' moral indiscretions, and conclude that Sanford's recent victory in a special election for the House of Representatives seat he held in the 1990s before he was elected governor shows just how far political redemption can stretch … [Read more...]


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