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 say that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence of global climate change.
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.
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.
This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones appeared on State of Belief Radio to discuss the exciting findings from the 2012 American Values Survey.
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.
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 unusually robust support for third-party and independent candidates.
In the wake of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s controversial comments about rape and God’s will, Dr. Robert P. Jones explores how religious Americans reconcile their theological convictions with public policy.
E.J. Dionne offers a controversial claim: Mitt Romney’s attempts to disown the Right during this election indicate that the Tea Party movement is dead.
In the 2012 election, Maryland voters will have the opportunity to decide if they believe their state should have its own version of the DREAM Act.
A new study from the American Association of University Women shows that just one year out of college, Millennial women are paid 82 cents to Millennial men’s dollar.