Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Christian Right Is Helping Drive Liberals Away From Religion

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Daniel Cox of FiveThirtyEight – The Democratic National Committee has formally acknowledged what has been evident for quite some time: Nonreligious voters are a critical part of the party’s base. The DNC has called on Democratic politicians … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Religion, Republicans

10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism

Jacob Poushter of Pew Research – 1. On balance, people across the former Soviet bloc nations approve of the changeover to a multiparty electoral system and free market economy. 2. In Central and Eastern Europe, there have been dramatic increases … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research

In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

America’s changing religious landscape Second in a series on religion in America from Pew Research Center – The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Religion, United States

Why Would Paul Manafort Share Polling Data with Russia?

Sue Halpern of the New Yorker – When news broke that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian intelligence, the through line between the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, FBI, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, Russia

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable.' Trump will run rings round him.

Nathan Robinson of The Guardian – Nothing you can say about the former vice-president’s record, platform or mental state matters next to the argument that he is the best hope Democrats have of getting Trump out of office. There’s just … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Thought-Provoking Analysis