Internet & TechNovember 21, 2016

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

November 17, 2016

Behind Trump’s win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him

Broad economic concerns of rural white Americans aligned with cornerstones of the Trump campaign, and the gender gap played a key role in the 2016 narrative.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 16, 2016

Voters’ perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality

Despite double-digit decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span.

November 16, 2016

Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run

While a growing number of LGBT politicians have been elected to public office and attitudes toward the LGBT community have become much more favorable over the past decade, survey data suggest that being gay or lesbian remains an obstacle for candidates running for president.

HispanicNovember 15, 2016

Unlike other Latinos, about half of Cuban voters in Florida backed Trump

In Florida, Cubans were about twice as likely as non-Cuban Latinos to vote for Donald Trump.

ReligionNovember 14, 2016

5 facts about the death penalty

Voters in three states voted in support of capital punishment in 2016 despite a fall in nationwide support. Here are five facts about the death penalty.

MethodsNovember 9, 2016

Why 2016 election polls missed their mark

There is a great deal of speculation but no clear answers as to the cause of the disconnect, but there is one point of agreement: Across the board, polls underestimated Trump’s level of support.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 9, 2016

Trump’s victory another example of how Electoral College wins are bigger than popular vote ones

For the fifth time in U.S. history, a presidential candidate has won the White House while (apparently) losing the popular vote.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 9, 2016

Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump’s win followed a campaign that revealed deep divisions that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections.

ReligionNovember 9, 2016

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups.