American Opinion in the 1990s
Thinking about social values, government, the political process, ethnicity, race, the economy, and the biggest hurdles for polls and polling.
The American Electorate in Campaign 1998
Handicapping the midterm election; rating the political parties by gender, income and age. Also, comparing the problems of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, and the growing use of the internet.
America's States and Regions: How Similar? Where Different?
In many ways, regional differences are not eroding but simply changing. Also, most Americans seem satisfied with managed care health coverage, and problems in poll measurements of gender roles.
From Coffin Nails to Save the Kids, A History of Thinking, and Emoting, about Smoking
50 years of polling finds most people don't like tobacco use, but tolerate it. Also, California struggles to repair its troubled schools, can pollsters be politically active, and religious views and human origins.
The Kennedy Presidency: 35 Years Later
JFK was and continues to be an immensely popular president, but some of the luster has worn off with time. Most Americans still believe others were involved in his assassination. Also, divisions over presidential character and the Clinton presidency…
America at the Polls: 1998
A statistical review of the issues and outcomes of Election 1998. Also, tracking the campaign contribution trail, and assessing the political party system since the realignment of the 1960s.