report | Apr 26, 2011

The Latino Electorate in 2010: More Voters, More Non-Voters

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.

report | Mar 17, 2011

The Internet and Campaign 2010

54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.

report | Dec 23, 2010

Politics goes mobile

More than a quarter of American adults - 26% - used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign.

report | Nov 23, 2010

Midterm Elections Renew Same-Sex Marriage Debate

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 […]

report | Nov 18, 2010

Did Religion-Related Campaign Ad Backfire in Kentucky?

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 […]

report | Nov 11, 2010

Post-Election Analysis: Politics in the Pulpit

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that compared with 2006, fewer voters encountered information on parties or candidates in their house of worship, and only 6% say they were contacted by religious groups about the election campaign.

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