Friday, August 02, 2013

Interesting reporting from PEW

Pew Research Center | Nonpartisan, non-advocacy public opinion polling and demographic research

Including some troubling but not surprising trends.
More young adults living at home? If they can't find jobs and are paying off college debt, what else are they to do?
Republicans want their party to change, but which way? Maybe this will split the party completely: the extreme right wing who want to hunker down even deeper into that conservative chasm, and the moderates who want a party that actually accomplishes something and knows that compromise is the best way forward for a party that does not represent all of the people.
Widening regional divide on abortion? Yes, as the conservative base pushes their extremist view that there is no such thing as a bad pregnancy, only bad women who aren't willing to sacrifice everything for the fetus inside them.  Product or rape or incest? Too bad. The fetus may kill mom? Too bad. The fetus may be incapable of developing into a healthy child? May have severe deformities that mean it will die in the womb or at birth? Too bad.

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