Election night marks the end of one phase of campaign 2020 – and the start of another
We developed this explainer to help people understand how, and why, the complex U.S. electoral process is even more so this time around.
Voters’ views of McConnell and Schumer are negative and deeply divided by partisanship
U.S. voters express more negative than positive views of the Senate's top leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer.
‘Love’ reaction steadily overcomes ‘anger’ as response to lawmakers’ posts on Facebook
U.S. lawmakers have received roughly 2 million more love than anger reactions to posts in the first seven months of 2020.
Democrats Made Gains From Multiple Sources in 2018 Midterm Victories
Our analysis of verified voters examines what 2016 voters and nonvoters did in the 2018 midterm elections and offers a detailed portrait of the demographic composition and vote choices of the 2018 electorate.
Most Senate elections reflect states’ presidential votes
The results of U.S. Senate elections increasingly are aligned with states’ party preferences in presidential elections.
Rising share of lawmakers – but few Republicans – are using the term Latinx on social media
One-quarter of United States lawmakers mentioned the term on Facebook or Twitter during the 116th Congress.
How removing unauthorized immigrants from census statistics could affect House reapportionment
If unauthorized U.S. immigrants aren't counted, 3 states could each lose a seat they otherwise would have had and 3 others each could gain one.
Posts mentioning ‘Black lives matter’ spiked on lawmakers’ social media accounts after George Floyd killing
236 members (45%) of the 116th Congress have mentioned “Black lives matter” on Facebook or Twitter dating back as far as Jan. 1, 2015.
Congress Soars to New Heights on Social Media
Democratic lawmakers post more content on Twitter, while the median Republican member now averages more audience engagement than the median Democrat across platforms.
Coronavirus death toll is heavily concentrated in Democratic congressional districts
Nearly a quarter of all U.S. deaths attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts.
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