Why do so few young people vote?

Why do so few young people in the United States vote? Listen to an expert explain the gap between intention to vote and actual turnout.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: politics young-adults united-states featured society-and-culture voters

Gauge of US democracy hits its lowest score yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: politics united-states government democracy society-and-culture protests

Red-led states tend to get mask mandates later

The new study examines a series of factors surrounding the announcement (or lack thereof) of statewide mask mandates in all 50 states.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states health-and-medicine laws

Political ads don’t really persuade voters

Despite the billions spent each presidential election year, political ads don't move the needle much at all for voters, researchers say.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: politics advertising society-and-culture elections voters

Most US voters value party over democracy

Only 3.5% of US voters would cast ballots against their preferred candidates as punishment for undemocratic behavior, a new study shows.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: politics society-and-culture elections voters values

Does a VP pick alter the race? Probably not

The top of a presidential ticket matters more than the vice presidential nominee, an expert says. She digs into the evolving history of the VP pick.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: politics united-states society-and-culture presidential-elections

Expert: Leaving the WHO could be ‘disastrous’

The Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) is a "terrible decision," says Davidson Hamer. He explains why.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states health-and-medicine

Pandemic politics: How divided are we?

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting politics and the upcoming election. But political scientist Samara Klar says the country isn't actually so divided.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 politics united-states society-and-culture elections

Book: Fear of cash in politics is overblown

"We are taking on the belief that money is to blame for all that ails American politics. The reality is very different. Money does not buy elections..."

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: business politics money united-states government democracy featured society-and-culture elections

When companies get political, 4 factors affect profit

The impact of corporate sociopolitical activism on a company's bottom line depends on how the activism aligns with key groups, research finds.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business politics marketing money consumers featured society-and-culture

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