How Abortion Might Motivate or Persuade Voters in the Midterms

Project Home Fire data reveal partisan attitudes on abortion

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE -- The end of Roe vs. Wade could potentially give Democrats a better chance to motivate their own voters and/or persuade Republican-leaning swing voters. -- Public opinion on abortion is nuanced, although more are likelier to take the pro-abortion rights side on a couple of...

How Trump and Biden Voters View the Events of Jan. 6

Trump voters divided on whether Capitol occupiers should be applauded; Biden voters strongly back criminally prosecuting them

Dear Readers: Please join us this evening for a special University of Virginia Center for Politics virtual event: “The Shock of January 6,” commemorating the first anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. UVA Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will moderate the event...

Project Home Fire Brief Shot: Election Law Changes

Brief Shots are quick, newsworthy notes from the UVA Center for Politics/Project Home Fire polling and data analytics project. See here for more information on the ongoing project. Last week, Senate Republicans blocked action on the Freedom to Vote Act. By way of background, this legislation would enact automatic voter...

Project Home Fire/Center for Politics Research Reveals Outsized Role Immigration Plays in Fueling our National Divide

Dear Readers: This is the second in a series of planned releases on a polling and data analytics project conducted by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Project Home Fire, a new initiative committed to identifying and addressing the social, political, and psychological divides between those who voted...

Support for Secession Linked to Conspiracy Belief

Drilling deeper into a noteworthy finding from last week’s UVA Center for Politics/Project Home Fire report

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE -- Belief in conspiracy theories is most consistently correlated with Biden and Trump voters who favor secession. -- The majority of citizens who voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump in the last election, when combined, believe in at least one of the conspiracy theories...