Predicting Party ID by Race

This post will analyze how numerous variables correlate with party ID both in the US population at large and within each major US racial group. Several points will be made. First, variation in many variable impact White people's party ID more than non-Whites. Second, finding single variables, or combinations of variables, which take on values … Continue reading Predicting Party ID by Race

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Race and Political Ideology

In this post, I am going to look at racial differences across a wide range of policy issues, both in the US and globally. In large part, I am going to be arguing against a view I used hold which says that there are large policy differences between racial groups that are reasonably reliable across geography, … Continue reading Race and Political Ideology

Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique

In this post, I am going to critique the literature linking ethnic diversity to low levels of social cohesion. The Putnam Study Putnam (2007) is easily the most often cited paper to show that diversity negatively impacts communities. Putnam shows that participants from more diverse regions reported lower levels of social capital, the degree to … Continue reading Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique

The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

This post will be about the Jewish Question. Specifically, I am going to empirically document the following claims: Jews are vastly overrepresented in positions of power and cultural influence Jewish elites are far to the left of gentile elites and have moved shifted the distribution of political opinion among American elites from centrism to leftism … Continue reading The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives

It is often contended that Jews are over-represented among influential leftists. This post tests this claim by aggregating names from several lists of influential liberals and estimating the proportion of people on these lists who are Jewish. I do the same for lists of influential conservatives and find that Jews are over-represented among the elites … Continue reading Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives

Early European and Contemporary Hispanic Immigration: a Comparison of Crime and Income

Hispanic Americans make less money, on average than White Americans: They also have higher rates of crime:   Carson (2015) Some argue that this was also true of early waves of European immigrants to America and so we should expect Hispanics to assimilate just as Europeans did. There are many problems with this narrative. Here, … Continue reading Early European and Contemporary Hispanic Immigration: a Comparison of Crime and Income

Non-Hispanic White Immigrants Vote and Identify as Democrats

I used data from the General Social Survey to analyze the party affiliation and voting habits of immigrants by ethnicity and generation. Importantly, this data indicates that White and non-White immigrants tend to favor the Democrat party more than the general US population does, though Whites do so to a less extreme degree. The GSS … Continue reading Non-Hispanic White Immigrants Vote and Identify as Democrats