Voter poll: 11% of Republicans say climate is a crisis

A survey of people who intend to vote in the presidential primaries suggests more concern about climate change among Republicans than you might expect.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change politics united-states society-and-culture earth-and-environment voters

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 • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: mobile-devices society-and-culture elections 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 • futurity
July 30, 2019 ~5 min

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

What made voters flip parties in 2016?

What made voters switch their vote from Democrat to Republican in the 2016 presidential election? It wasn't economic anxiety, researchers report.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
April 22, 2019 ~5 min

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

Millennial voters don’t all think the same way

A lot of ideas about millennial voters are wrong, argues an expert on race and politics in this podcast episode.

U. Chicago • futurity
Feb. 5, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics bias united-states race featured society-and-culture beliefs voters

When voters choose candidates, politics beats policy

When it comes to choosing political candidates, our party affiliation may be more of a factor than the policies they support.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Jan. 7, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: politics society-and-culture elections voters

Yes, protests really can sway elections

Protests on both ends of the political spectrum can affect US elections, including the recent 2018 midterms.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: politics society-and-culture elections voters protests

Most Americans are clueless about state government. You?

Does your state have a constitution? Is being a state legislator a full-time job where you live? Most Americans know remarkably little about their state government.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 12, 2018 ~4 min

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

Here’s the case for mandatory voting in the U.S.

About half of all eligible voters didn't cast their ballot during the 2018 US midterm elections. Is mandatory voting the way to increase voter turnout?

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 3, 2018 ~7 min

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

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