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?
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?
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee takes to the pages of the New York Times to explain why he supports his state’s Marriage Equality Act. With the passage of this new legislation, New England has become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states have legalized gay marriage.
The FDA’s recent decision to lower the age of access for emergency contraception to 15 exposes a tipping point in Americans’ – especially Democrats’ – perspectives on contraceptive use for teens.
If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?
Americans’ perceptions of deportations influence their support for a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the country illegally, which make have an impact on bipartisan support for the new immigration bill.
Over at the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten tries to make sense of a new poll from Gallup showing an increase in public support for foreign trade. This increase is even more interesting when you consider that 74% of Americans believe that outsourcing is at least somewhat responsible for the nation’s current economic woes.
Despite the GOP’s recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response.
Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech.
New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.