Evangelicals and the GOP: An Update
White evangelical Protestants have become the most important part of the Republican Party’s electoral base, making up nearly one-in-four of those who identify with the GOP and vote for its candidates. This analysis examines the current state of evangelical support for the GOP, in light of the approaching 2006 elections.
Growing Number of Liberal Democrats
About one-third of Democratic voters now describe themselves as liberal, an increase since 2000, when just one-in-four Democrats self-identified with the “L-word.” Meantime, some 41% of Democrats now call themselves moderate and 23% say they are conservatives.
Blue States Get Even More Democratic
Red States Stay Red, Blue States Get Bluer, Swing States Deadlock
Bush’s September Gains: A Mixed Picture
Polls show little boost for GOP in generic ballot.
Democrats Face Ideological Split Over Wal-Mart
Leading Democrats have attacked the employment practices of Wal-Mart, but the party’s rank-and-file is divided about the company. Liberals are negative, while conservatives and moderates have a positive view.
Two Americas, One American
The differences that divide us are much smaller than those that set us apart from the rest of the world
Politics and the “DotNet” Generation
Not only is there evidence of a reawakening of young people to public life, but today’s youth are politically distinctive in many ways.
The Iraq-Vietnam Difference
This time, the opposition runs strongly along party lines.
The Problem of American Exceptionalism
In an excerpt from their new book, America Against the World, Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut and journalist Bruce Stokes examine the major factors, real and imagined, that contribute to the global rise in anti-Americanism.
Attitudes Toward Immigration in Red and Blue
New analysis finds predominantly Republican “red” as well as swing counties significantly more opposed to immigration – both legal and illegal – than are predominantly Democratic “blue” counties, where immigrants are much more populous.