Does A Secret Ballot Protect Individuals From Political Advocacy In The Workplace?
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, but since the introduction of the Australian Ballot in the late 1800s, Americans have voted in private. One of the primary reasons for the ...05 Dec 2012
Republicans More Enthusiastic To Vote Than Democrats, But Not Where It Counts
It is commonly assumed that Barack Obama will not benefit from as much voter enthusiasm in 2012 as his candidacy generated in 2008. And while Mitt Romney will not benefit from the enthusiasm that helped propel the Republicans to historic victories in the 2010 midterm elections, there is some evidence ...20 Sep 2012
Why Are Republicans Picking on Political Science
Political Science has been in the news a fair bit of late, although not necessarily for the best of reasons. In referring to research supporting the notion of global warming, for example, former Senator Rick Santorum pejoratively labeled it as “Political Science.” In the House, the Flake amendement, which ...07 Jul 2012
Partisan Differences in Beliefs about the Federal Deficit
Recent policymaking history aside, common discussions of the parties suggest that there are differences in the perceived willingness of Democrats and Republicans to deal with the deficit. In light of these perceived differences, we sought to understand whether members of the public really do distinguish between the likely consequences of ...19 Apr 2012
What Do Americans Think about Taxes?
Preferred Marginal Tax Rate for Families at Different Income Levels Overall Respondents making less than $100k a year Democrats Republicans Independents For family ...16 Feb 2012