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Is there any correlation between the violent crime rate and race in the USA?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_intentional_homicide_rate I have a feeling that white-dominated states of the USA have lower murder rates. For example, I checked ...
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How Europeans identify Roma among the Ukrainian refugees [closed]

There have been several reports of discrimination in Poland, Czechia or Germany against refugees of the Ukrainian war who happened to also be ethnically Romani. I assume that there are no ID documents ...
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What sort of political discussions are US ancestry data used for?

In this question, it came up that the U.S. census, in its community survey, asked people to tell not only about their ethnicity ("race"), but also about the nationality of their ancestors. ...
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How would I find Ancestry/Ethnicity data by state on Census.gov?

I am trying to find out, on a state-by-state (city/county as well, if possible) basis, what the population makeup is based on ancestry/ethnicity (i.e. Polish). For example, "what percentage of ...
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Why aren't (tax exempt) churches allowed to be political, and why not tax all churches?

Politics and religion often intersect in the United States and many other countries. However, churches generally don't support political candidates (though certain religious leaders do because they're ...
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What is the ethnic composition of Russian military forces?

The Russian war in Ukraine has at various points been framed in Russia and in Western media outlets in ethnic terms. Given that Russia is itself a multi-ethnic state, this led me to wonder what ...
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Do self identified independents in the United States tilt conservative compared to non independents?

I have read polls that appear to say that those who don't explicitly back either party are more conservative ideologically than those who do. A poll by Gallup shows that independents had a 35% ...
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"Some other race vote" in the United States?

Many polls break national election polling down into White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, and none of those. However Hispanic is treated as an ethnicity on the Census. In order to get data on the "some ...
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What measures has Russia taken to combat the declining population problem in the past 15 years?

In 2006, Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his nation's parliament to develop a plan to revive the country's falling birthrate. In a speech to parliament on May 10, 2006, Putin called the ...
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Do American Hispanics' self described racial identification tend to line up with their political views?

In the 2020 US Census, the percentage of Hispanics identifying as white alone dropped by over half. I'm curious about the differences between those that checked white as their race, "some other ...
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Why is the scale of ethnic conflicts so different in India vs African countries. Does it have to do with democratic institutions?

India and countries of Africa are equally diverse. However almost every African country has been plagued with genocidal level ethnic conflicts and disruptive civil wars. Central African Republic for ...
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What does the wealth distribution among India's lower caste and upper caste look like?

It is well known that UC Hindus own 41% of assets in India when being about 30% of the population, and, the remaining 59% of assets is distributed among the 70% of the UCs. My question is, how exactly ...
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What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?

Multicultural cities in countries of high ethnic diversity celebrate multiculturalism. Institutes, organisations and general mainstream culture push this notion that multiculturalism brings benefits ...
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How can a welfare state with high taxes survive in the face of an aging population?

I'm thinking of countries with economic and social policies like Germany. We can easily observe that in most developed countries, the birth rates are dipping (surprisingly). To my understanding, it is ...
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Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?

Since the 1970 Census the US Census has tracked Hispanic population under a separate question titled "Hispanic origin", saying "Hispanics may be of any race". This doesn't make ...
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What explains Trump's gains with Latino voters in the 2020 US presidential election?

In almost every majority Hispanic county and electoral district, president Donald Trump gained against his 2016 presidential performance, though he lost almost all of these areas again, most by wide ...
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What framework is used for the ethnicity categories on the ACA Marketplace?

The standard categories used by USA governmental forms that ask for a voluntary disclosure of race or ethnicity include the following: Black or African American, White or Caucasian, American Indian or ...
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Ethnicity in the USA [closed]

As a European, I am confused about the use of names for ethnicities in the US. The background of my question is academic (I usually work with quantitative data on ethnicity on other continents, mostly ...
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Which countries forbid gathering certain ethnic/demographic data by the government?

France has a law forbidding the collection of sexual, ethnic, political, religuous, citizen information. Are there other nations where it is impossible to conduct a census or know information about ...
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What racial classifications systems are used for affirmative action in the Republic of South Africa?

Affirmative Action, in the context of race, ethnicity, etc. can cover a variety of measures such as simple non-discrimination (depending on definitions this might not be classed as "affirmative ...
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What is the rationale for the United Kingdom statistics body not allowing black people to identify as having an English ethnicity in its surveys?

Ethnicity The concept of ethnicity has been described by the UK's highest court in this way For a group to constitute an ethnic group... it must, in my opinion, regard itself, and be regarded by ...
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Do American views on national racial issues fall among party lines when controlling for race?

Polls show that Democrats support "racial justice" ideas like equal prison sentences and slavery reparations at substantially higher rates than Republicans. For example, while reparations is ...
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Why do Republicans do relatively well with Asian Americans despite distinct ideological and non-racial demographic disdvantages?

On many issues from climate change to gun control, Asian Americans are the most likely to take left wing positions. In addition compared with the rest of the population, even when excluding White ...
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Do candidates with Hispanic/Asian sounding surnames get extra Democratic support in low-information non-partisan state/local US elections?

It is well known that there are partisan differences in different racial groups in the United States. There are also smaller differences in how men and women tend to vote. White Americans favor ...
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Why don't more people move to safe seats to run for office in the US?

Three out of eight US voters live in a congressional district represented by the opposite party of who they voted for for president. This figure is true for both Biden and Trump voters. This makes you ...
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How does Israel decide what DNA is Jewish?

When a person claims to be ethnically Jewish and wants to make Aliyah Israel's immigration authorities may request a DNA test. See this and this. However I cannot find the details of how it is decided ...
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How do vaccination rates compare between Israelis vs Palestinians in Israel?

Much has been made of the high and effective levels of vaccination in Israel - which has been seen as a lead country in the battle against Covid. How do these levels vary between Israelis and ...
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Political & electoral fallout from low vaxx rates among Republicans? [closed]

CNN published an article yesterday that outlined how states with the lowest vaccination rates, highest case rates, and (critical to this question), highest death rates are all run by Republican ...
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What is the correlation between swing and change in votes cast from the 2016 to 2020 US presidential elections among major parties?

In the past, it was said that turnout benefits the Democratic Party because populations that tend to vote Democratic are underrepresented among actual voters relative to the voting eligible population ...
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Has there been any country that successfully reversed a demographic decline?

I've seen many news items about how some countries are experiencing demographic decline and have implemented so-and-so policies to counteract the decline, such as: Latvia China Russia Singapore Japan ...
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Has the average voter for the Democratic party begun to shift towards higher income individuals?

In the 2020 House elections, as well as the 2018 midterm elections to a greater extent, the Democratic Party performed well in the wealthiest districts. Democrats as well as many left wing parties ...
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Why are Democrats more geographically clustered?

One way I can demonstrate this to you is to go to this map. Try to find an area where Trump got less than 20% of the vote and then try to find one where Biden got less than 20%. We can also see this ...
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Why does China still maintain an "#-child" policy?

China has recently announced the replacement of the Two-Child Policy with the Three-Child policy one. The main reason is that 2020 had the lowest population growth rate in the last decades (about 0.15%...
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Are the Taliban Pashtun nationalists?

It is a well known fact that the groups composing the Taliban seek to obtain a Islamic emirate in compliance with Islamic laws; however, do they also seek to the foundation of a “Pashtunistan”, the ...
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Correlation between (household) median income and Democratic vote share?

I have read that wealthier states tend to vote Democratic while poorer states tend to vote Republican. There is data that backs this up. What is the correlation between statewide median incomes and 2 ...
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Why is Honolulu County less Democratic than the rest of the state?

One thing that is interesting about Hawaii politics is that while the state is solidly Democratic at every level, Hawaii has an interesting divide. Honolulu County is an urban county which is ...
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Do Kamala Harris's demographic characteristics hurt her approval? [closed]

Kamala Harris has consistently received lower favorabilities than Joe Biden. In a poll, a plurality of 52% approves of Biden with a net approval rating of 7 points while another plurality of 47% ...
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Is there research to support the claim that "expanding the electorate" is an unworkable strategy?

Bernie Sanders claimed that "expanding the electorate" is a viable strategy for winning the 2020 presidential election. Even more importantly, they could prove Sanders’s theory of winning ...
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Is there any research about the number of people potentially affected by voting bills? [closed]

I've read that Texas and some other states are passing restrictive voting laws. Citation from Texas Tribune: The bill includes proposals to ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting options like those ...
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Why hasn't Texas become a Democratic stronghold the way California has despite similar demographic characteristics?

Texas and California have somewhat similar demographic characteristics. They have: A large Hispanic population Younger than average populations White individuals only make up slightly under 1 out of ...
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Why is NPR's audience so heavily "White" demographically especially given its ideological positions?

I came across an article titled "The Unbearable Whiteness Of Being NPR." It said this: First the facts: NPR is very, very white: At about 77 percent white, its newsroom is significantly ...
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Why are Democrats relatively strong with rural areas in Michigan and Wisconsin?

People have wondered why Democrats are generally so strong in Vermont despite the state's history and having hostile demographics for Democrats. I found something interesting though less extreme, and ...
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"Shut out" districts in 2021's NYC Republican mayoral primary -- how did they vote in the Democratic primary and 2020 presidential race combined?

Looking at the 2021 mayoral election, I have seen more shut-out precincts in the NYC mayoral primary than in other elections in this city. I understand there are caveats to talking about the shut out ...
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Why does it seem like Hispanic voting patterns are shaped by a state's political standing in the United States?

I have noticed something interesting. It seems that Latinos seem to vote differently based on where they live. I'm not talking about what country they are from but where they live. For example ...
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What explains the sharp drop-off in Republican vote share vs the 2020 presidential election in the 2021 NYC mayor primary?

Here are the primary results screenshotted from RRH Elections: This same precinct cast 57 votes for Trump compared to 326 for Biden per NYTimes, and it swung 23 points towards the former president: ...
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Is there a new divide between college & noncollege with *non* white voters in the US?

College graduated voters have been said to be trending towards the Democrats and the opposite with non college individuals. But that discussion seems to be isolated to white voters. I have seen ...
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How "red or blue" is each state by self described partisan identification per CCES?

When we think about how Democratic or Republican a state is, we usually think of how it votes for President and (usually) Senate. But that is a rather shallow look, as there are people who call ...
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Why did NYC swing towards Trump more than surrounding demographically similar area? [closed]

The combined results of the 5 boroughs of NYC had a swing towards former president Donald Trump of about 9 percentage points. However, the combined results of Hudson Union and Essex counties in New ...
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Why is the western portion of the USA moving towards the Democratic Party while the Midwest is moving towards the GOP?

A lot has been made of the former president Donald Trump's narrow upset wins in three Rust Belt states which won him the presidency. This was part of a long term trend that continued into 2020, as I ...
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Why isn't Louisiana a swing state given its high black population?

In the 2020 presidential election Joe Biden, Jon Ossoff, and Raphael Warnock became the first Democrats to win Georgia. However, Louisiana, a state with about the same percentage of black population, ...
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