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Extinguishing the Fires of Political Violence Past Event

Extinguishing the Fires of Political Violence

A Bipartisan Discussion About Current Threats and Potential Solutions, cosponsored by the McCain Institute

America Decides Report

America Decides

One year out from the 2020 election, American voters support a range of pragmatic government actions to expand health care access and reduce costs; increase taxation on the wealthy; help low-income families with basic living necessities; and check corporate power.

John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

The Path to 270 in 2020 Report

The Path to 270 in 2020

One year out from the 2020 election, the contours of the eventual vote, both demographically and in the Electoral College, seem clear—but the paths both parties may eventually choose to successfully harness these tangible trends remain in flux.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

Bolstering the Public Voice in Accreditation Report
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Bolstering the Public Voice in Accreditation

Federal law requires college accreditation agencies to include public representation on their boards, but too often, these commissioners lack backgrounds sufficiently independent of the colleges they oversee.

Ben Miller

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation Article
Facade of Montgomery County Court House in Norristown, Pennsylvania, April 2018. (Getty/Bastiaan Slabbers)

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation

Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.

John Halpin, Karl Agne

Trust in Government in the Trump Era Report

Trust in Government in the Trump Era

A major new study of voter attitudes finds deep partisan divides on trust in government under President Trump and serious concerns about a range of the president’s and his team’s actions and decisions.

John Halpin, Navin Nayak, Ruy Teixeira, 2 More Geoff Garin, Guy Molyneux

Voter Trends in 2016 Report

Voter Trends in 2016

CAP’s comprehensive new analysis of 2016 turnout and voting patterns reveals important and surprising results about what happened in the election.

Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

Corporate Capture Threatens Democratic Government Article
The Capitol Dome is seen in a morning fog in Washington, September 2011. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Corporate Capture Threatens Democratic Government

Americans have always fought to expand democratic freedoms and protect democratic society from being corrupted through unchecked private greed and undermined through grotesque inequality.

Liz Kennedy

LGBT Inclusion in Sports Report
American Abby Wambach celebrates after winning the women's soccer gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

LGBT Inclusion in Sports

Study results suggest that professional teams that endorse an LGBT-inclusive vision of diversity in sports are viewed favorably by the public and could gain support from LGBT fans.

Laura E. Durso, Sarah McBride, Caitlin Rooney

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks Article
Rev. Bruce Prescott speaks during a vigil outside a Hobby Lobby store in Edmond, Oklahoma, on June 30, 2014, in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's <i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby</i> decision. (AP/Sue Ogrocki)

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.

Julisa McCoy, Donna Barry

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action Article

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.

Lauren Kokum

Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections Article
Opponents of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act march outside Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the NCAA Final Four, in Indianapolis on April 4, 2015. (AP/Doug McSchooler)

Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

A new Generation Progress poll shows widespread support among Millennials for legislation that bans discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.

Sarah McBride, Zenen Jaimes Pérez

When Words Are Used as Weapons Article
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with other guests at a White House event on January 13, 2009. (AP/Ron Edmonds)

When Words Are Used as Weapons

While the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.

Sam Fulwood III

Fear, Inc. 2.0 Report
A sign opposing the proposed Park51 community center near ground zero is seen in New York. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Fear, Inc. 2.0

An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, 1 More Ken Sofer

The Political Consequences of the Great Recession Article
A voter leaves the Bells Elementary School polling place for Colleton County, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in Ruffin, South Carolina. (AP/Stephen B. Morton)

The Political Consequences of the Great Recession

Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin

Building an All-In Nation Report
Americans are ready to support necessary and pragmatic policy investments to ensure that all people can participate fully in our economy. (AP/Julie Jacobson)

Building an All-In Nation

Americans are open minded about our society’s changing demographics and believe, on the whole, that there are more benefits to the nation from rising diversity than costs.

Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Matt Barreto, 1 More Adrian Pantoja

Sharing Love and Ideas on Valentine’s Day Article
With Ellis Island in the background, a group of immigrant rights advocates march on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey. (AP/Mel Evans)

Sharing Love and Ideas on Valentine’s Day

Polls show that Americans as a whole agree more than disagree on controversial issues—and on this day of love, let’s embrace this emerging trend.

Morriah Kaplan

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