Religion Oct. 18, 2006

In Pursuit of Values Voters: Religion’s Role in the 2006 Election

In a Pew Forum roundtable conversation, Forum senior fellow John Green and two prominent journalists speculate that it will be difficult for the Republican Party to mobilize evangelicals to go to the polls in great numbers next month. They also discuss challenges faced by the Democratic Party in appealing to this segment of the electorate.

U.S. Politics Oct. 11, 2006

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.

Religion Oct. 11, 2006

God’s Country?

In recent years, evangelicals have helped to put conservatives at the helm of U.S. foreign policy, while focusing their energies on a few issues including support for Israel and promotion of religious freedom abroad. Now, they are showing interest in global warming and other issues traditionally seen as liberal.

U.S. Politics Sep. 28, 2006

Blue States Get Even More Democratic

Red States Stay Red, Blue States Get Bluer, Swing States Deadlock

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2006

Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood

Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns

Hispanic Jul. 13, 2006

2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate

New survey finds Hispanics in the U.S. are feeling discriminated against, politically energized and unified following the immigration policy debate and the pro-immigration marches this spring.

Pew Research Center Jun. 28, 2006

No Clamor for Amendment From Flag-Waving Public

About two-in-three Americans fly the flag. Nearly three-in-four say flag burning should be illegal. Roughly half say it should be unconstitutional. But despite these protective instincts, there’s been no public clamor demanding that Congress take steps to defend Old Glory against burners and desecrators.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2006

Two Americas, One American

The differences that divide us are much smaller than those that set us apart from the rest of the world

U.S. Politics May. 30, 2006

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.

U.S. Politics Apr. 10, 2006

In Search of Ideologues in America

Many Americans do not fit well within into either the conservative or liberal camps. Instead they find a home in one of two other U.S. political traditions, libertarian and populist, or defy attempts to pigeon-hole them.