Public opinion researchers depend on certain questions as essential public opinion barometers, like presidential job approval or Bud Roper’s right-direction/wrong-track measure. Perhaps no other question is as often used to determine what is foremost in the minds of the public than the open-ended “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Respondents offer their concerns in their own words, unaffected by potential bias introduced by limited lists of answers.
Professor Jay Dow has a new book, Electing the House, now available for pre-order.
Doctoral Candidate Kenneth Bryant Jr. has been selected by the MU Office of Graduate Studies to receive the 2016 Donald M. Suggs Dissertation Fellowship. Bryant was presented with the award on October 1st at the St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Education Gala, which celebrates minority students, educators, business owners and leaders within St. Louis and the larger Missouri community.
Marvin Overby, Cooper Drury, and Peverill Squire traveled to St. Louis and Kansas City in October to discuss current election trends and policy with alumni and community members.
HEC-TV St. Louis has their presentation here.
Hear what students and faculty have to say about their experiences with the Kinder Institute at MU.
Justin Dyer and Micah J. Watson (Calvin College) have published a new book, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law.
Read the New York Times Review here