About half of Texas voters believe faith is a better guide than scientific evidence on most important questions, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll. According to the poll, which surveyed Texans on a wide range of attitudes related to science and public policy, a similar proportion of voters said that “instinct and gut reactions” are just as good as the advice of scientists in most cases.
Event: Nationally recognized political scientists Daron Shaw and Sean Theriault will host the "2008 Post-Election Panel" to analyze the results of last week's historic elections. In addition to reviewing what happened, they will discuss what the results mean for the future of American politics. When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 Where: Batts Hall 5.108. A… » Continue Reading
A Red and Blue Nation?: High voter turnout helps the Democrats. Late-deciders vote for the challenger. Political polarization has left the American electorate deeply divided between "red" and "blue" states. Right? Wrong.