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Is the U.S. ready to elect a president who is a woman?

After Senator John McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate on Friday, August 29, 2008, self-identified Republicans and Independents are significantly more likely to think that the United States is ready to elect a president who is a woman, according to the National Annenberg Election Survey.   The findings, released today, are

18- to 29-year-olds more likely to be liberal and less likely to follow presidential campaign very closely, Annenberg survey shows

Young adults 18 to 29 years of age are more likely to describe themselves as liberal in comparison to other age groups, according to recent data collected by the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s National Annenberg Election Survey. Thirty-four percent of 18- to 29-year-olds called themselves “liberal” or “very liberal,” while only 27 percent of 30-

Public Sees Different Strengths and Weaknesses in Democratic Contenders

After two months of controversies surrounding statements made by Democratic candidates Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Clinton maintains an edge among Democrats on the character traits of experience, strong leadership, patriotism and judgment. Democrats see Sen. Obama as stronger on the traits “trustworthy” and “saying what he/she believes.” Democrats

Internet as Political Information Tool Popular, But Television Still Dominates, Annenberg Survey Finds

Despite the popularity of the Internet during this campaign season, television remains the top source among all age groups for obtaining information about the 2008 presidential campaign, according to data released today by the National Annenberg Election Survey of the University of Pennsylvania.   Most adults (89%) say they get information about the presidential race

Gender, Age, Race and Ethnicity Affect Who Is Seen As Best Choice for Commander in Chief of Military, Annenberg Data Show

In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, the gender, age, race and ethnicity of the voter play significant roles in whom Democrats and independents identify as the Democratic candidate who would make the best commander in chief of the military, according to data released today by the National Annenberg Election Survey.   The study

Public Believes McCain Over New York Times Story 2 to 1, Annenberg Data Show

Two-thirds of adults in the U.S. heard or read about the New York Times February 21 story alluding to a potentially inappropriate relationship between Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain and a female lobbyist during his presidential bid in 2000, according to recent data collected by the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey. Of

Rush Limbaugh Succeeded in Defining John McCain’s Credentials, New National Annenberg Election Survey Finds

After Rush Limbaugh began strongly attacking Arizona Sen. John McCain’s conservative credentials, people who listened to the talk show host were more likely than the non-listening population — including those who describe themselves as conservatives — to believe that Sen. McCain was a moderate.   The findings, released today, are based on an across-time analysis

New National Annenberg Election Survey Analysis of 2000 and 2004 Elections Published

Capturing Campaign Dynamics, 2000 and 2004: The National Annenberg Election Survey, written by Daniel Romer, Kate Kenski, Kenneth Winneg, Christopher Adasiewicz and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book analyzes the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, two of the most contested and dramatic in this nation’s history.