Category Archives: 2012 election

education, humanities, social science majors vote more than students in STEM fields

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Medford/Somerville, MA – The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of college students, examining voter … Continue reading

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the most educated Americans are liberal but not egalitarian (2)

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0On Friday, I argued that the most educated Americans may be the most “liberal,” but liberalism is being defined by a whole set of opinions that cover cultural and international issues as well as economic policies. The most educated Americans are the people … Continue reading

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more young people voted in ’72 than ’12

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Washington, DC) This graph shows two trends: the number of US citizens between the ages of 18 and 29, and the number of 18-29s who voted. The number of young voters fell from 122 million 1972 to … Continue reading

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Chicago OFA forum: how organizations develop activists

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I am enjoying Elizabeth McKenna’s and Hahrie Han’s book Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America in preparation for this free open forum in Chicago on May 19. Register here.  

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religious liberty and discrimination

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0If we set aside the invidious motivations for–and the details of–the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it does raise some fairly complex constitutional questions. Here are five theories that one might adopt in response: 1. The law should … Continue reading

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nonprofits that serve low-income citizens can boost their turnout

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0My colleagues and I played a role in the latest report from Nonprofit Vote. I’ve offered the following summary: “Political participation is highly unequal in the United States, and efforts to engage the lowest-income Americans are scattered … Continue reading

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educating the public when people don’t trust each other

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(This is the fifth in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. These posts discuss issues of general interest … Continue reading

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tell it straight? the advantages and dangers of parody

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. Our posts discuss issues of general interest … Continue reading

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educating voters in a time of political polarization

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This post is cross-posted from the Democracy Fund blog. It’s one in a series of posts about our evaluations of initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund. During the 2012 campaign season, the Democracy Fund’s grantees experimented with … Continue reading

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learning from the Democracy Fund’s early grants

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0 (cross-posted from www.democracyfund.org) Last year, the Democracy Fund made a series of inaugural grants during the 2012 election that experimented with different approaches to informing voters, exposing them to alternative points of view, and reducing the … Continue reading

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