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Two Voter Study Group reports — Crisis of Confidence and Theft Perception — bring depth to recent discussions about threats to faith in elections and democracy on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and All In.
Mayesha Quasem and Robert Griffin of Voter Study Group examine how views about Muslims have gotten less negative, and also less predictive of elections.
In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Robert Griffin challenges the notion that voting restrictions will help Republicans, hurt Democrats.
A new blog post from guest author Kevin Esterling uses Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape data to shed light on how Americans prefer Congress to conduct their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest States of Change study explores the potential effects of generational change on Electoral College margins for presidential contests through 2036 — including Election 2020.
Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape data refute Senator’s claim about COVID case disparities.
Using Voter Study Group data, take this five-question NBC News THINK quiz to see how your views on democracy compare with those of other Americans.
Senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and Voter Study Group member Tod Lindberg's analysis of the latest Nationscape data reveals that Americans' perspectives on the pandemic differ most when viewed by ideology.
Mayesha Quasem and Robert Griffin uncover a paradox between Americans' support for local COVID-19 restrictions and willingness to return to public life in the latest Nationscape data.
Voter Study Group Member and Echelon Insights Co-Founder Patrick Ruffini conducts a campaign postmortem in his piece for FiveThirtyEight.
Dan Cox, research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Griffin, research director of Voter Study Group, examine Joe Biden’s prospects with black voters in this piece for The Washington Post.
Daniel Cox and Robert Griffin examine the latest Nationscape data, which shows areas of alignment and division of various faith communities with regard to restoring religious conventions during the pandemic.
Robert Griffin and Mayesha Quasem of Democracy Fund Voter Study Group examine assumptions underlying protests of pandemic restrictions in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.
Political science professors and authors, Nathan P. Kalmoe and Lilliana Mason use specialized metrics and data from Democracy Fund Voter Study Group to assess growing openness to threats and violence and ways to de-escalate.
In a new Washington Post op-ed, Robert Griffin, John Sides, and Michael Tesler examine Nationscape data and the shifting views on Asian-Americans in this era of COVID-19.
John Sides and Robert Griffin of Democracy Fund Voter Study Group analyze new public opinion data amid the COVID-19 pandemic in this piece for The Washington Post.
Which type of candidate could bring together a stronger electoral coalition — an ideological firebrand or a centrist? Patrick Ruffini examines the prospects for Bernie Sanders in particular and challenges top electability arguments.
In a December 5 piece in The New York Times, Lynn Vavreck, John Sides, and Chris Tausanovitch shared Nationscape data and analysis on how Republicans and Democrats prioritize impeachment among top issues. On December 19, they responded to reader requests with additional related findings from independent voters.
Learn how Lynn Vavreck, Chris Tausanovitch, and their team of researchers at UCLA worked to ensure that their survey results reflect reality.
Daniel Cox's analysis of Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape data suggests that in the Trump era, white evangelical Protestants continue to back the president while Mormons are forging a more independent political path.
Writing in the Washington Post, Rob Griffin explains why "matchups" that show how Trump would perform against hypothetical candidates might be misleading.
Robert Griffin's analysis of the President favorability ratings suggests that Trump is likely to have a difficult challenge in his bid for re-election.
New analysis from John Sides looks at identity politics and explains the growing partisan divide through the lens of immigration.
New research from Robert Griffin suggests that early polling is becoming more accurate in its predictions, but it may be that voters are just making up their minds earlier.
New research shows that many progressive economic policies enjoy support from liberal and conservative voters, so candidates considering whether to moderate their policies for broader support may be missing the point.
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