Ten years after the Iraq war, YouGov's Director of Political and Social research, Joe Twyman, discusses the sectarianism that divides the country During the early ... read more
Do Britons understand the US better than Americans? It is often said that a political leader must be a teacher and not just someone who ... read more
No self-respecting Washington policy wonk involved in the fiscal cliff negotiations can turn a blind eye to the public’s response to possible tax and spending ... read more
Over the last few years, YouGov asked Americans to evaluate the relationship between the United States and a set of 56 other countries. Across 43,273 ... read more
One of the emerging stories from the 2012 campaign has been Obama’s success (and Romney’s failure) at data mining and microtargeting. While many pundits have applauded ... read more
Throughout the year, I have been tracking beliefs about President Obama’s citizenship (see here, here, and here). YouGov has asked whether “Barack Obama was born ... read more
On November 29, the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform conducted hearings on “A Look into the Federal Response to the Rising Rates of ... read more
The secret ballot is now thought to be a central democratic institution in the United States and abroad. We did not always vote in secret, ... read more
In 21st century America, most voters have ceased to regard adultery or homosexuality as barriers to holding senior posts in politics, the military, business or ... read more
In case you hadn't heard, there was a big storm right before the election. Despite no real evidence, pundits, and even some scholars, have tried ... read more
Model Politics’s mission is to help readers engage modern political puzzles by bringing YouGov-collected survey data to bear on popular political questions. The blog is written by professional political scientists and is devoted to the rigorous analysis of data on politics, polling, public affairs, and culture. It aims to replace polemics often found in popular accounts of politics with evidence-based argument.
Model Politics was founded by Doug Rivers(YouGov) and Lynn Vavreck (UCLA) in the summer of 2010, and is produced, funded, and hosted by YouGov. Blog posts rely on survey data run each week on a representative sample of 1000 Americans.