Leaders with economics know-how drive faster GDP growth

Politicians with an education in economics spur economies to grow faster than leaders without one, research shows.

Joseph Paul-Purdue | Dec. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics elections gross-domestic-product leaders money

You’re more likely to believe polls when your candidate leads

We tend to think that polls that show our favored candidate doing well are more credible, researchers find.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias elections politics polling united-states

In 2016, top GOP candidates used this Twitter strategy

The last two Republicans standing in the 2016 presidential primaries were Trump and Kasich. A trove of Twitter data shows they employed the same strategy.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections politics rhetoric social-media twitter

Candidates of color boost political donations from voters of color

The new research also shows that white donors give less money to minority candidates for office.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections money politics race-and-ethnicity united-states

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections politics speech stereotypes stuttering united-states

1st 2016 presidential debate left women sad and men angry

Facial recognition technology sheds light the emotional reactions of men and women during first presidential debate in 2016.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions faces gender politics presidential-elections television

Black and low-income voters face more obstacles

Long lines, machine malfunctions, and other issues can make voting much more difficult, particularly for black and low-income voters.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Sept. 27, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

What do Israel’s elections mean for Netanyahu?

Professor Yehudah Mirsky offers his analysis of the recent Israeli elections and their import for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections israel judaism palestine politics religion

Can voting online via phone boost turnout?

Making voting online by phone an option could boost voter turnout in a real way, research on a West Virginia election shows.

U. Chicago | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections mobile-devices voters

Voters weren’t choosing ‘momentum’ in 2016 primaries

Voters didn't cast their ballots in the 2016 primaries based on who'd won earlier primary votes in other states, despite all the talk of "momentum."

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture decisions elections politics voters

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