AJC 2017 Survey of American Jewish Opinion on U.S., Global Issues

AJC’s Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion indicates widespread dissatisfaction with President Trump’s performance in office, and a significant rise in American Jewish fears of rising anti-Semitism. … Just 21% of the sample has a favorable opinion of the job President Trump has been doing, while 77% has an unfavorable […] Read more »

‘Trumpism’ and Fear of ‘Others’ Revealed as National Patterns in Baylor Religion Survey

“Trumpism” — a new form of nationalism that merges pro-Christian rhetoric with anti-Islam, anti-feminist, anti-globalist and anti-government attitudes — and a fear of “others” emerged as prominent patterns among Americans in the latest findings of the Baylor Religion Survey. … The research is Wave 5 of the Baylor Religion Survey, […] Read more »

The Struggle Between Clinton and Sanders Is Not Over

The surge in Democratic enthusiasm and activism driven by animosity to President Trump is proving to be a mixed blessing. Renewed fervor improves Democratic prospects in 2018 House and Senate elections. At the same time, in a development reminiscent of the Tea Party Republican insurgency of 2010, moderate and centrist […] Read more »

Trump, Clinton Voters Divided Over a Changing America

Americans who voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are divided over the country’s increasing diversity and different lifestyles, with over 80 percent of Clinton voters saying they’re comfortable with the changes, but nearly half of Trump voters saying they’re uneasy. These are the results from a new NBC News/Wall […] Read more »

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group to Release Full Longitudinal Dataset of 8,000 2016 Voters

Select members of the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group (Voter Study Group), a research collaboration comprised of nearly two dozen analysts and scholars from across the political spectrum, will present key findings from their research at the 2017 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In advance […] Read more »

Did enough Bernie Sanders supporters vote for Trump to cost Clinton the election?

On Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was in Detroit to host a town hall meeting with Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.). It felt, writes The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, like a “campaign rally.” Indeed, Sanders is still being discussed as a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020. New […] Read more »

Who Falls for Fake News? The Roles of Analytic Thinking, Motivated Reasoning, Political Ideology, and Bullshit Receptivity

Inaccurate beliefs pose a threat to democracy and fake news represents a particularly egregious and direct avenue by which inaccurate beliefs have been propagated via social media. Here we investigate the cognitive psychological profile of individuals who fall prey to fake news. CONT. Gordon Pennycook & David G. Rand, Yale […] Read more »