Author: dchinni

What (or Where) is Driving Trump’s Job Approval Increase?

In recent months President Donald Trump’s job approval numbers have been on the rise in most public opinion surveys. What’s driving those approval bumps? The cultural conservative base leads the way, with smaller improvement among more marginal supporters, according to

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How Different Communities Prefer to Spend Leisure Time

By Elizabeth Sherwood Summertime is almost here and as Americans look forward to the beach trips and vacations of the next few months, the American Communities Project finds there are different items on the leisure agenda in different locales. Yet

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Who’s Sleeping the Most and Least in America?

By Ari Pinkus Now’s the time when students of all ages are cramming for end-of-year exams through the wee hours. But it’s not just students sleeping poorly—and it’s not just in May. A health problem that’s been building in America

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How New Tax Law May Deepen America’s Political and Geographic Divides

This federal tax season marks the last one with a full dose of SALT – state and local taxes. Next year the new Republican tax plan will place a $10,000 cap on the deduction households can take on their property

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Concerns About Online Privacy Are Top of Mind Across America

By Ari Pinkus As data breaches roil the tech landscape and moves to boycott Facebook, Apple, and Google increase, Americans across the country see the lack of privacy online significantly impacting them and those they know. It appears to be

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For Trump And The GOP: Warning Signs in the Middle Suburbs

Donald Trump’s road to the White House was complicated, but it went directly through the Middle Suburbs, a collection of blue-collar suburban counties heavily based in the Industrial Midwest. Now a combination of polling data and election results suggests those

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Where People Are Living Their Best Possible Lives

By Ari Pinkus Schools keep trying to get a handle on it; workplaces are carving out time to address it; meanwhile, myriad media are filled with advice to help people with it. The issue is wellness, and the community where

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The Great Urban/Suburban Merge

By Jerome Dineen The American city has experienced huge changes in the last few decades. In many places, home prices have climbed, high school dropout rates have fallen, and incomes have risen. Those are numbers worthy of celebration, but underneath

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Trump’s First Year: Evangelical Hubs

At the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the American Communities Project is using 2017 data from Gallup to analyze how different kinds of communities have viewed the president’s job performance. Where are his strengths and weaknesses as year two

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Trump’s First Year: College Towns

At the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the American Communities Project is using 2017 data from Gallup to analyze how different kinds of communities have viewed the president’s job performance. Where are his strengths and weaknesses as year two

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