Category Archives: Thought-Provoking Analysis

An early look at the 2020 electorate

This article, published in January, is proving to be very helpful to members of the media and political professionals Anthony Cilluffo and Richard Fry of Pew Research – While demographic changes unfold slowly, it’s already clear that the 2020 electorate … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Big Data, Demographics, Pew Research, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Democrats’ Desire For Electable Candidates May Be Driven By Older Voters

Erin Doherty of FiveThirtyEight – Many Democrats say the most important quality they look for in a 2020 candidate is that the person can beat President Trump. But this might not be true of younger Democrats, many of whom are … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Candidates, Democrats, Demographics, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Most Latinos Now Say It’s Gotten Worse For Them In The U.S.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight – We will likely never know how much the El Paso shooter was influenced by rhetoric like President Trump’s. But we do know that since Trump took office, surveys and studies have shown that Latinos, particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Donald Trump, Immigrants, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Stopped – and some scientists think we wouldn’t want to even if we could.

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Shortly before killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, the man arrested for the Christchurch massacre posted an online manifesto that alluded to the “Great Replacement” — a racist demographic theory that stokes fears … Continue reading

Posted in FiveThirtyEight, Thought-Provoking Analysis

New Orleans Searches For The Truth: Race Does Make a Difference

Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight – Cities have made great strides in reducing murders of young men. The next step will be much harder. Nationally, the murder rate among young men has fallen much more slowly than violent crime overall. The … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Death, Thought-Provoking Analysis