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We All Know That Inequality Is Growing, but What Should We Do About It?

How you answer that question probably has a lot more to do with your ideology than your income.

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Is the Great Recession Creating a Generation of Democrats?

Research suggests it’s entirely possible.

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There’s No Place Like My Ideologically Homogeneous Home

Driven by a deep-seated need to belong, Americans are increasingly segregating themselves into ideological enclaves. You’re from Liberalville, I’m from Conservative Corners.

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What Is Ideology?

Why do those who support universal health care almost always also desire a ban on assault weapons? Ideology is more than just the sum total of our own individual political beliefs. An ideology is, in some ways, like a coalition of ideas.

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You’re Probably Not as Conservative as You Think

New research finds a disconnect between young Americans’ self-proclaimed political ideology and their opinions on actual issues.

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White or Black? Conservatives, Liberals See Faces Differently

New research finds people on the political right are quicker to classify a racially ambiguous face as black.

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Our Political Parties Have Polarized, But They Have a Lot Further to Go

There are still plenty of moderate congressional districts represented by officials who vote with their constituents in mind—but that could soon change.

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Liberal Homeowners Use Less Electricity

New research finds households headed by Democrats use less electricity than those headed by Republicans, apparently due to lower use of air conditioning.

How Much Does Ideology Matter in Elections?

The outcome of the Obama-Romney race was pretty close to what the data had predicted.

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Why Conservatives Prefer Walmart to Trader Joe’s

New research finds conservatives tend to prefer name-brand products, and are less willing to purchase new or generic brands.

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