Political donors want candidates to toe party lines

Political donors like candidates who stick with their party's positions, researchers find. Voters also tend to steer clear of candidates with extreme views.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: politics money government society-and-culture beliefs elections

Will COVID-19 disrupt Election Day 2020?

What if the nation is in the midst of another COVID-19 shutdown come Election Day in November? An expert weighs in.

Kristen deGroot-Penn • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

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

Primary voters disagree about who should pick nominees

In a new survey, primary voters have different views on how much influence political party insiders should have in picking a party's presidential nominee.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: politics society-and-culture elections voters

Voting by mail doesn’t help one party more

Despite concerns about voting by mail leading to an unfair advantage for one political party over another, a news study shows it doesn't help either more.

Stanford • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

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

Obama’s 2008 election boosted black men’s mental health

Black men reported experiencing fewer poor mental health days after the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. Black women reported more.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: gender united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine elections race-and-ethnicity us-presidents barack-obama

The caucus system isn’t accessible to everyone

A historian explains the caucus system and how its design can keep voters, such as those with disabilities, from having a say in the process.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~1 min

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

How politicians steal elections in Eastern Europe

A new book digs into how corrupt politicians cheat in elections in Hungary and Romania, and its far more than just buying votes.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~1 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 1, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Nov. 7, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~7 min

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

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