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

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

6 in 10 likely voters support voting by mail

A new survey finds that 66% of likely voters support voting by mail for all Americans for the November election and just 22% oppose that idea.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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

Expert: Fraud via voting by mail is very unlikely

"Voter fraud is very rare, and the risk of widespread fraud is probably very minimal, even with all-mail elections," a political scientist argues.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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

Voting Rights Act led to fewer racially biased arrests

"...if everyone has equal access to the vote, it can improve police officers' treatment of Black Americans."

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history bias racism society-and-culture laws police-officers voters race-and-ethnicity

The 2008 recession cut voter turnout. This fall, too?

Huge numbers of Americans out of work, furloughed, or struggling to make ends meet could mean a drop in voter turnout, research suggests.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: jobs united-states unemployment society-and-culture elections voters

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

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