Transcript | Nov 17, 2004
How the Faithful Voted: Political Alignments & the Religious Divide in Election 2004

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. Speakers: Michael Barone, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report; Co-Author, The Almanac of American Politics E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center Moderator: Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life LUIS LUGO: Good […]

Report | Nov 11, 2004
Voters Liked Campaign 2004, But Too Much ’Mud-Slinging’

Summary of Findings Campaign 2004 receives generally favorable marks from the voters. An overwhelming 86% say they learned enough about the candidates to make an informed choice, while two-thirds express satisfaction with the choice of candidates. However, voters also believe this campaign was more negative than previous contests ­ 72% say there was more mud-slinging […]

Report | Oct 31, 2004
Slight Bush Margin in Final Days of Campaign

Summary of Findings President George W. Bush holds a slight edge over Senator John Kerry in the final days of Campaign 2004. The Pew Research Center’s final pre-election poll of 1,925 likely voters, conducted Oct. 27-30, finds Bush with a three-point edge (48% to 45% for Kerry); Ralph Nader draws 1%, and 6% are undecided. […]

Report | Oct 27, 2004
Swing Voters Slow to Decide, Still Cross-Pressured

Summary of Findings With less than a week to go before the election, many swing voters have yet to commit to a candidate, but over the past month there has been some movement among this group toward Sen. John Kerry. A Pew Research Center follow-up survey with 519 swing voters ­ who in September were […]

Report | Oct 27, 2004
The Debate Effect

A PEJ study on how the press covered the pivotal period of the 2004 Presidential Campaign.

Report | Oct 27, 2004
The Internet and Democratic Debate

As wired Americans increasingly go online for political news and commentary, we find that the internet is contributing to a wider awareness of political views during this year’s campaign season.

Report | Oct 24, 2004
Voters Impressed with Campaign

Summary of Findings Voters express increasingly positive opinions of the 2004 presidential campaign. Virtually all voters ­ 96% ­ believe the campaign is important, while a growing number also view the campaign as interesting. Fully two-thirds of voters (66%) describe the campaign as interesting, up from 50% in early September and just 35% in June. […]

Report | Oct 21, 2004
Polls Apart

by Andrew Kohut in the New York Times

Report | Oct 20, 2004
Race Tightens Again, Kerry’s Image Improves

Summary of Findings As the campaign heads into its final stages, the presidential race is again extremely close. The latest Pew Research Center survey of 1,307 registered voters, conducted Oct. 15-19, finds President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry tied at 45%-45% among registered voters, and 47%-47% among likely voters.(1) These findings represent a […]

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