Church attendance in western democracies has declined; yet, a new University of Missouri study shows religious beliefs still influence people at the polls.
Low-income youth are more apt to vote if they are engaged in political activism and influenced by friends and family, according to a study by Michigan State University education scholars that sheds new light on voting behavior.
An Italian protest party said its website had come under a "hacker attack" that would force it to hold a new online poll among its members on Friday to identify possible candidates for president.
(PhysOrg.com) -- TLS is the main protocol used today to secure exchanges over the Internet. The protocol has been subject to attacks in recent years, resulting in identity theft and data tampering. To address these problems, ...
Candidates gain votes by taking a "green" position on climate change -- endorsing the existence of warming, human causation, and the need for taking action to address it, according to a new study of U.S. adults.
Though pundits and candidates suggest there is too much anger in politics, the emotion does have a potential benefitit significantly motivates citizens to vote, according to a University of Michigan study.
A new study, conducted has found that the level of cortisol -- the "stress hormone" -- in individuals immediately prior to casting a vote was significantly higher than in the same individuals in similar non-voting conditions. ...
Bulgarians voted Sunday on whether to revive plans ditched by the government to construct a second nuclear power plant, in the EU member's first referendum since communism.
New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the Internet or other electronic means are catching on in the United States and elsewhere, even as fears mount about security of the systems.
Voting districts are redrawn every 10 years after each U.S. census to reflect changes in population. The process can be manipulated by "gerrymandering," drawing districts that have irregular shapes to effectively ...