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April 2007

Incivility in American Politics Discussed (Politely) in Washington

The increasing polarization of political debate was the subject of a Penn Conference on Civility and American Politics Monday on Capitol Hill. The event was sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. Among those participating in the event were Penn President Amy Gutmann, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the

Abstinence-only programs inadequate, Bleakley writes

Federal funding of abstinence-only education is fiscally, politically and scientifically irresponsible, writes Amy Bleakley in a column published in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Bleakley, a research scientist in the Health Communication Group of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, notes that studies confirm the programs are ineffective in preventing or delaying sexual activity among teens. They are losing political support among

Mudslinging in Judicial Campaigns — First-Ever Conference Set for D.C.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center and are sponsoring the first-ever conference on advertising in judicial elections on May 23 in Washington, D.C. Mudslinging in Judicial Campaigns: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Congress will bring together judges, campaign media consultants and close observers of the escalation in money spent on ads in state Supreme Court races. In 2006, spending

Survey Data Sets on Democratic Institutions Now Available

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is making its collected survey data on democratic institutions available to the research community. Any researcher or educator currently working in the field or in association with an accredited research institution may request a copy of the survey data. Any qualified researcher interested in obtaining the full data set for follow-up analysis