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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Media outlets would be wise to verify that they have the correct district maps. I’m just now catching up on all the news from the past few days. It looks like people might be a little confused about district maps. … Continue reading
Gamblers are more willing to bet their money that Huntsman can beat Obama than that Romney can. Intrade runs betting markets on just about everything. Because people are putting money on the line, the current intrade share prices can be … Continue reading
The 2010 exit poll suggests that 49.6%-52.0% of Utah Mormons are female. Meanwhile, the 2010 U.S. Census shows that 50.3% of voting-age Utahns are female. After fruitful discussion with one of the authors of the report discussed here, I have … Continue reading
This analysis was performed by Jordan Rogers, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in collaboration with CSED faculty. The writing is mostly his. Inquiries about this research should come to me (Quin … Continue reading
Our semester at BYU is winding down–classes ended on Thursday and final exams begin on Monday. As part of BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy (CSED), we have organized the CSED Research Lab to provide a setting … Continue reading
On close votes, Fred Cox and Janice Fisher disagree 57% of the time. Update: I produced a new “cage match” post in July 2012 comparing Cox and Fisher. I encourage you to read that one, as this one is now … Continue reading
Folks interested in easy-to-read summaries of current social science research should check out Journalist’s Resource. The site’s goal is to make life easier for journalists by pointing them toward interesting studies that can lead to engaging newspaper articles. I’ve had … Continue reading