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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 31, 2007

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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 30, 2007

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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 25, 2007

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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 23, 2007

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Campus Pride Releases Campus Climate Index

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 23, 2007

How well does your university score when it comes to LGBT equality?

Campus Pride has released its Campus Climate Index rating U.S. colleges and universities on the LGBT-friendliness.

You can read the press release here.

To date, nearly one hundred public and private four- year campuses are listed online, and nearly twice that have committed to an assessment in the near future. In development since 2001, the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index was created in response to the increasing demand for tools and resources to support campuses in assessing LGBT-Friendly programs, policies and practices.

Every campus listed online has participated in a comprehensive self-assessment process based on more than 50 questions under eight different LGBT-friendly categories. Each institution participating in the voluntary program receives a confidential report with results and recommendations to improve the quality of campus life for LGBT & Ally people.

Campus Pride encourages all colleges and universities nationwide to be listed online. The index boasts a Premier Campus Spotlight as well as an Honor Roll that highlights campuses scoring a three-star rating or above. Each participating campus has a public profile available for viewing, and the My Bookbag feature allows visitors to choose an unlimited number of campus favorites to compare and request additional information.

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links for 2007-10-11

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 10, 2007

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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 9, 2007

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Youth Voter Registration Highest in 30 Years

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 9, 2007

CIRCLE – A nonpartisan research center studying youth civic engagement and civic education. » FEATURED: Voter Registration Among Young People

graphFEATURED: Voter Registration Among Young People
Research Format: CIRCLE

by Karlo Barrios Marcelograph

September 2007

The voter registration rate in presidential elections among young people reached its highest level in thirty years in 2004. Seventy percent of young people, ages 18-29, said they were registered to vote in the 2004 Presidential election, according to analysis of the Current Population Survey, November (Voting) Supplement. This rise in registration rates is promising for the youth vote since registering to vote is sometimes more difficult than the act of voting itself. This fact sheet also contains information on how citizens register to vote and, if they do not register to vote, the reasons why some do not register to vote.

Read “Voter Registration Among Young People.”

Read the Press Release.

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Young Voters Prefer Dems, 62%-30%

Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 9, 2007

Gmail – [yda-discuss] Young Voters Prefer Dems, 62%-30%

Generic Congressional Ballot

Democrats 48% Republicans 36%

Saturday, October 06, 2007

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/generic_congressional_ballot__1

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if the Congressional Election were held today, 48% of American voters say they would vote for the Democrat in their district and 36% would opt for the Republican. While that’s a bit closer than last month’s 18-point advantage for the Democrats, it’s the third straight month Nancy Pelosi’s Party has enjoyed a double-digit lead.

While Democrats lead among all age groups, their biggest advantage remains among the young. Among those under 30, Democrats lead by a 62% to 30% margin. They also have a five-point edge among white voters along with an enormous lead among minority voters.

The 48% support this month and 50% support last month have been the highest levels enjoyed by the Democrats this year. Prior to reaching these past two months, support for Democrats had stayed in the 45% to 47% range for six consecutive monthly surveys.

Support for Republicans had ranged from 32% to 38% over the past eight months.

A separate release showed that, during the month of September, 37.2% of Americans considered themselves to be Democrats and 32.6% were Republicans. That’s little changed from August and one more indication of a generally positive political environment for the Democrats.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters see most Democrats in Congress as politically liberal while 42% say most Democrats in Congress are politically moderate. Those figures are little changed over the past month (see tracking history).

Perceptions of Republicans in Congress moved a bit back towards the center over the past month. Forty-five percent (45%) see most Republicans in Congress as politically conservative, down from 48% in September but up from 43% in August (see tracking history).Thirty-five percent (35%) now see the GOP Representatives as politically moderate. That figure is up three from a month ago.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters say Democrats are Very Likely to retain control of Congress following the 2008 elections. Another 39% say they are Somewhat Likely to retain control.

Democrats are still trusted more than Republicans on key issues tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

Rasmussen Reports updates the Generic Congressional Ballot on a monthly basis. The Presidential Tracking Poll is updated daily.

Rasmussen Reports continuously updates key polling stats for all Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates along with ratings for Members of Congress, Other Political Figures, and Journalists.

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Posted by Kevin Bondelli on October 3, 2007

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