FiveThirtyEight

Why being ‘anti-media’ is now part of the GOP identity

There’s little question that the media is one of the least trusted institutions in Republican circles. In the past two decades, trust in traditional media has plummeted — especially among Republicans. According to polling from Gallup, since at least the late 1990s, Republicans have been less likely than Democrats (and...

The death of polling is greatly exaggerated

But maybe live-caller polls aren’t the gold standard anymore. Polls probably aren’t at the top of your mind right now. We’re more than four months removed from the 2020 election, and we still have almost 20 months to go until the midterms. That’s why it’s the...

Why QAnon Has Attracted So Many White Evangelicals

One week after his first drop, Q was already quoting scripture. “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing,” Q posted on the imageboard site 4chan. The line was from Psalm 23, possibly the most well-known of the 150 psalms, and a beacon of hope for...