Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

As Election Day is upon us and voters young and old come together at their local polling stations or send off their absentee ballots to cast their votes, I’ve been thinking more about how important it is to vote. It baffles me that so many young Americans who are legally able vote choose not to [...]

By | 2016-11-08T22:43:48+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Political Analysis, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

What Makes People Trust the News

With so much bias and political slant in the news (even when the media claims to be unbiased), and with so many news outlets to choose from, it can be hard to know which one to trust. It seems that most people have a go-to news station or website they get their news from, but [...]

By | 2016-11-03T19:40:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Industry News and Research, Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on What Makes People Trust the News

Technology and the Future of American Politics

Journalists and commentators have announced that a “new era is beginning” for American politics. But what, exactly, does that mean? Well, of course, the answer to that question depends on whom you ask. Here, some predictions from around the web. New Media Will Replace Old Media In 2010, Americans arrived at a media-consumption tipping point. [...]

By | 2016-10-13T15:29:18+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on Technology and the Future of American Politics

How Boomers and Millennials Get Political News

There is a certain dichotomy that exists between the Baby Boomers and today’s Millennials, and it’s not just their age or their music genre of choice. As new and emerging technologies elbow their way into the marketplace, we’re presented with sleek and seamless modern means of staying connected to our friends, posting photos of our [...]

By | 2016-10-12T21:12:30+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research|Comments Off on How Boomers and Millennials Get Political News

The Language of Political Speeches

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches, finding most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in junior high school (grades six through eight). The analysis took place before the race had been narrowed down to two candidates. The researches performed a historical review of speeches given by [...]

By | 2016-10-13T15:26:41+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research|Comments Off on The Language of Political Speeches

Americans Believe Civility Is in Decline

Do you believe civility in America is on the decline? Before you answer, go to your Facebook page and see what people are saying about the latest hot-button issue. Disagreements between different individuals will always be a given, but that does not mean people cannot still be civil to one another. Civility in General According to a [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:59:51+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Industry News and Research|Comments Off on Americans Believe Civility Is in Decline