As campaigns gain momentum and voters prepare to head to the polls on November 5, USC experts are available to assist reporters covering elections this year with data-driven insights and fresh perspectives on the critical issues unfolding along the campaign trail.
National study finds persistent lower voter turnout among people of color
While the U.S. has become more racially and ethnically diverse over the last decade, the pace of voter turnout among Latinos, Asian Americans and Blacks continues to lag behind that of white non-Latinos, creating a substantial voter participation gap. That’s according to a new study released this week by the Center for Inclusive Democracy (CID) at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
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USC poll highlights the economy, homelessness and violence against election workers as top voter issues
A recent USC Price poll shows that Golden State voters agree on many issues, such as concerns about inflation and homelessness, but that they are significantly divided on questions about free speech and environmental regulation.
Manuel Pastor is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He currently directs the Equity Research Institute at USC. Pastor’s research focuses on issues of the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities – and the social movements seeking to change those realities.
“While the political debate about immigrants is often focused on controls at the border, the critical drivers are far from those borderlands. The climate crisis is going to continue to induce migration, particularly from Central America as a combination of droughts, hurricanes, and political and quotidian violence force an exodus. Meanwhile, an aging America will continue to have high demand for new workers to fill in and keep our economy growing.”
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Primary Elections (Super Tuesday): March 5, 2024 | General Elections: November 5, 2024