U.S. Politics Aug. 17, 2006

Voters Focus on Domestic Issues, Despite Crises Abroad

War in Lebanon, widening violence in Iraq and the foiled airline terror plot failed to produce big changes in attitudes toward Israel or President Bush while economic worries continue to dominate the voting agenda.

Pew Research Center Jul. 26, 2006

Wedge Issues on the Ballot

Democratic leaders, impressed by the purported success of GOP-backed ballot initiatives to ban same sex marriage in the 2004 election are pushing their own wedge initiatives to increase the minimum wage. But are such ballot measures really as potent as claimed?

U.S. Politics Jun. 28, 2006

’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year

A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.

Hispanic Feb. 22, 2006

Pew Hispanic Center Survey of Mexicans Living in the U.S. on Absentee Voting in Mexican Elections

Strict requirements, insufficient information about registration procedures and lack of public interest hobbled Mexico’s first effort to conduct absentee voting among its more than ten million adult citizens living in the United States.

Pew Research Center Jan. 31, 2006

States, Flush with Cash, Still Face Tough Issues

From Medicaid to immigration, state lawmakers grapple with contentious issues as elections loom.

Pew Research Center Sep. 1, 2005

Mapping the Political Landscape 2005

The Center’s report offers a richly textured portrait of the American electorate, including a new analysis of 2004 election returns that reveals the congruence between where people live and how they vote.