How Coalition Governments in the UK Affect Party Support

Alexander Q. Lockwood This past year in the United States, a momentous election took place! According to Drew DeSilver a writer and researcher for the Pew Research Center “Americans voted in record numbers in last year’s presidential election, casting nearly 158.4 million ballots. That works out to more than six-in-ten people of voting age and… Continue reading How Coalition Governments in the UK Affect Party Support

Analysis on the Volatility of UK Voters at the Polls Since Brexit

Research Question: What are the driving forces behind the recent high level of volatility of UK voters at the polls since the Brexit vote? The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union was an unexpected and heavily scrutinized result which immediately catapulted the future of the UK into tremendous turmoil both politically and economically. Since… Continue reading Analysis on the Volatility of UK Voters at the Polls Since Brexit

Demographics and its Effects on Immigration and Minorities

Immigration and ethnic minorities can quickly become very important topics in countries where previously mostly homogenous start to become more diverse and cultural differences start to appear in society. Different parts of society will react differently to these changes whether it be positive or negative. Demographics play a huge role in how people react to… Continue reading Demographics and its Effects on Immigration and Minorities

Age and Political Negativity: Are Younger People More Likely to Distrust Politicians?

More and more young people have become involved in the politics of their country. As the most impatient generation, as well as increasingly more politically active, young voters have balked at old systems set in place years before they were born. In the United States for example, they are living in an increasingly polarized society—a… Continue reading Age and Political Negativity: Are Younger People More Likely to Distrust Politicians?

What the Scottish Independence Referendum meant for 2015 General Election

The Scottish referendum was a huge moment in the history of Scotland with a close vote to keep them within the UK. In 2014 the UK held a referendum in Scotland on whether Scotland would become an independent country outside of the UK. The vote results were 45% on yes to becoming an independent nation… Continue reading What the Scottish Independence Referendum meant for 2015 General Election