Hours after President Obama survived a bitter re-election battle, UVA Today asked several U.Va. faculty experts for their reactions.
Republicans have history on their side in this year's presidential election, but long-term demographic trends – if reflected in voter turnout among Virginia's increasingly diverse population – may work against Republican prospects says a study released today by the Demographics & Workforce group at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Findings of a study released today by researchers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, identify patterns of poverty in Virginia by region and demographic group, and trace the mission and impact of government programs on economic security.
April 13, 2011 – Virginia's General Assembly is in the process of creating new boundaries for the commonwealth's legislative and congressional districts. These districts will be used in elections for the next decade.
Every 10 years, state and national legislative districts must be reapportioned and redrawn after the census to account for population and demographic shifts. The General Assembly is ultimately responsible for redrawing maps and passing them into law with the governor's signature.
March 4, 2011 — Research on population change and racial and ethnic population patterns in Virginia has earned one University of Virginia researcher a new role.
Dustin Cable, a policy associate in the Demographics & Workforce group of U.Va.'s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, will serve as an adviser to Virginia's Independent Bipartisan Redistricting Commission, appointed by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell in January.
December 7, 2010 — With midterm elections now over and decennial census data to be delivered to the states at the end of the month, national media and politicians are focusing on the constitutionally mandated process of redistricting and its political consequences.
Demographers from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service released today a brief overview of how redistricting works in Virginia and the motivations and technology behind redrawing district boundaries.
September 21, 2010 — A new study by demographers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service finds that the federal health care reform law will extend Medicaid eligibility to nearly half a million Virginians. This alone could reduce the total number of people without health insurance by as much as 21 percent.