The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Explore data about foreign students in the U.S. higher education system.
More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s election—a record for a midterm. Fueled by their rapid population growth, Latinos also were a larger share of the electorate in 2010 than in any previous midterm election, representing 6.9% of all voters, up from 5.8% in 2006.
Summary of research findings from Pew Internet's 2010 post-election survey.
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections
22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter in 2010 campaign; Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics.
More than a quarter of American adults - 26% - used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign.
The 2010 midterm elections renewed discussions about civil unions and same-sex marriage laws in several states, including Hawaii, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa. Hawaii The election of Democrat Neil Abercrombie as governor of Hawaii may make it more likely that a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples could become law in the state, according to […]
The media’s post-election analysis of Republican Rand Paul’s victory in the race for Kentucky’s open U.S. Senate seat has focused heavily on the role of negative advertising, with several news accounts crediting Paul’s election at least in part to a TV ad by his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, which called Paul’s religious beliefs and policy […]