Twentysomethings and Other Generation Myths
Differences among the generations are not always as pronounced as advertised. Young people are equally committed to the work ethic and religion as their elders. There are differences, however, in areas such as tolerance and the role of government.…
Democracy in America: How are we doing?
Tracking the decline in public confidence in government since the 1950s. Also, religion's revival in formerly Communist countries, measuring a media blitz on public opinion regarding crime.
Charting Public Opinion on Political Scandals
Bill Clinton and the anti-government mood, America's changing views of Richard Nixon, and Whitewater, Iran-Contra and Watergate. Also, tracking youth culture since Woodstock, and comparisons of health care systems in the US, Canada, France, the…
The Polling Business
A roundup of polling issues, such as the Holocaust error, competing firms in Mexico, contention over exit polls, and the problems of dealing with undecided voters. Also, a data essay on the transformation of the American labor movement, and…
The Religious Factor: How is it shaping American politics?
Assessments of the role of the religious right, and data find America remains deeply religious nation. Also, political reform and economic struggles across Eastern Europe, and the public weighs in on President Clinton's health care reforms.
Political discontent is growing in the US. Analyses of races in Quebec, Mexico and Germany. Also, a data essay on Americans and their money, and the public gets passing grades in a civics quiz.