Jun. 11, 2014—It's a puzzler that political scientists want to understand and strategists want to exploit: Asian Americans lean decidedly to the Democratic Party, despite many factors that indicate they should be a natural fit for the Republicans.
Oct. 17, 2013—Alan Wiseman's research shows that women lawmakers, particularly ones in the minority party, are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to negotiating and getting things done--as they did to end the government shutdown.
Nov. 9, 2011—They’re called patriots, extremists, conservatives, libertarians. So who really makes up the Tea Party? Vanderbilt sociologist Steven Tepper surveyed some two thousand people and found four major traits that make up a Tea Party supporter: authoritarian, libertarian, fear of change and strong anti-immigrant sentiment. He also found that one of the strongest influences in the...
Oct. 11, 2011—The Occupy Wall Street movement could offer a similar opportunity to left-wing politicians as the Tea Party movement did to the right, says a Vanderbilt University historian.
Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.