White working-class Americans
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? With the final four upon us, some have had the pleasure of successful forays into bracketology. If your own predictions haven’t gone so well, but you possess a large store of demographic knowledge you should probably try your hand at Population Bracketology, it’s… more
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.
Could white working-class Americans in the Midwest end up saving Obama this year? Our recent survey showed that Romney’s lead among white working-class is, in large part, due to his outsize advantage in the South. In other parts of the country, the race is much closer.
In the past few weeks, Public Religion Research Institute’s research has made quite a few appearances at the New York Times, helping to shape the coverage around the final weeks of the 2012 election.
A ballot initiative on marijuana legalization in Colorado could draw large numbers of younger voters to the polls, creating a “bud bump” for Obama.
At the first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will both need to overcome two commonly held stereotypes if they want to successfully appeal to white working-class voters. In this week’s article for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones outlines this significant challenge.
Will the GOP’s “woman problem” persist in the 2012 election?
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.
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.
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).