Reports on the Electorate

Research and analysis produced by members of the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group aims to help thought leaders and influencers listen more closely, and respond more fully, to the views and concerns of the American people. Publications are based on data from VOTER Surveys starting in 2016 and weekly Democracy Fund and UCLA Nationscape surveys spanning July 2019 to December 2020.

Each report represents the views of its respective author(s) and not the collective views of Voter Study Group. However, reports are intentionally reviewed by Voter Study Group members spanning the political spectrum who may comment and advise prior to publication.

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Report Racing Apart

Racing Apart

Attitudes on racial inequality, police, the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, and Muslims shifted significantly between 2011 and 2020 — but mostly among Democrats and independents. During this period, the Democratic coalition has become more consistently liberal on racial issues. This Voter Study Group report examines a vast partisan divergence on race over a decade marked by identity-inflected politics and the push for racial justice.

Political Parties, Race & Ethnicity

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Report Symptoms Vary

Symptoms Vary

Relative to earlier outbreaks of the Ebola and Zika viruses, Americans are more concerned about COVID-19 and more dissatisfied with the government's response. Cindy Kam and John Sides analyze the latest Nationscape data to better understand the differences in public response, and how partisanship affects those differences.

Executive Branch, COVID-19

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