Dante Chinni

Dante Chinni appears in the following:

What's at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Monday, October 20, 2014

With Republicans likely holding their majority in the House, this November's Senate races will have a big impact on judicial appointments, Obamacare expansion and the 2016 election.

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2014 Midterm Elections Heat Up

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Democrats have held the majority in the Senate for almost eight years now, but as the November 2014 elections approach Republicans are feeling confident they can take it back. This week, we're taking a closer look at some of the 36 races heating up across the country. 

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U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Every year on the Fourth of July, at some point between the cookouts and the fireworks, thousands of foreign-born residents across the United States become citizens through annual naturalization ceremonies. With the Fourth just around the corner, we take a closer look at immigration patterns over the past five years.


Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polling data from the Pew Research Center finds that since 2010, the percentage of Republicans who say they agree with the Tea Party has declined by 15 percentage points, from more than half in 2010 to 36 percent today. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Expensive Election in America

Monday, May 19, 2014

Senate candidates in Kentucky have brought in millions of dollars in fundraising ahead of tomorrow's primary—amounting to one of the most expensive races in the country.


INFOGRAPHIC: New Data Sheds Light on U.S. Voters

Monday, April 28, 2014

Elections are essential to a healthy democracy. But who really votes? The U.S. Census Bureau has brand new data looking at decades worth of voting patterns from across the country.

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Affordable Healthcare? It Depends Where You Live

Monday, March 03, 2014

You'd expect people in wealthier communities to pay higher premiums, and more moderate or low-income communities to pay lower premiums, but it doesn't always work out that way. Here's why.

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Duck Dynasty, Examined

Monday, December 23, 2013

Phil Robertson, star of the A&E reality program "Duck Dynasty," became part of the political landscape last week after GQ published a controversial interview with him in which he called homosexuality "not logical" and implied it was a step away from bestiality. Conservative Republicans like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and current Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal rallied to Mr. Robertson’s defense after A&E suspended Roberston. Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities project and a blogger with the Washington Post, explains the details of the ongoing Duck Dynasty saga and why it's hitting a nerve with so many.

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Tracing Income Disparities Across the U.S.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data on median household income across the country, we've created an interactive map that allows you to zoom in on the income trends in your neighborhood, block by block.

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Data Shows Millennial Youth Are Less Religious

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Pew Research Center has found that Americans ages 18 to 30 are significantly less religious than older Americans. Current data shows that "millennials," people born after 1980, are unaffiliated with any religious group. The Takeaway is joined by Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, to discuss the data behind religion and how it affects American culture today.

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Apprehension Around Healthcare Rollout Lingers

Monday, September 30, 2013

The next phase of the Affordable Care Act arrives tomorrow. But the American public remains unconvinced the Affordable Care Act is a good idea. Dante Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University. He mined the data for us and found that even among America's uninsured there is a great deal of apprehension about the law.

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Public Opinion on Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities project, a collaboration including The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and WNYC radio that studies politics, socio-economics, and culture in a time of change, discusses his analysis of U.S. public opinion on involvement in Syria.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What the Data Tells Us About Voting in America

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week, we've taken you on a voting rights tour of America. to states where the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County Vs. Holder has changed voting laws. What does the data tell us? For that we turn to Dante Chinni, the director of the American Communities Project at American University. He crunched the numbers on voter turnout during the 2012 election.


Data on America's Care Providers

Monday, July 22, 2013

Caregiving is a vast responsibility that a growing proportion of the population is faced with. As part of our week-long series on the lives of American caregivers, The Takeaway analyzed statistics from AARP, the National Alliance for Caregiving, the Pew Research Center and the Family Caregiving Alliance. We're joined by Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, who provides some numbers that tell the story of just how big a job caregivers really have.

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The Changing Demographics of American Communities

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If Congress were to come up with a new formula in the wake of the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision, what factors would it take into account? On today's show, we examine the regions that look almost nothing like they did in 1965, and what places might change even more in the next five to 10 years. To help walk us through this we welcome Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities project.

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Explainer: How the GOP is Losing the Middle Ground

Monday, December 03, 2012

Despite all the talk of minority voters and demographic segments, there are signs Republicans are losing the political middle.

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Our Patchwork Nation

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, discusses the election results through the lens of Patchwork Nation.

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Why Obama Won: Explaining the Patchwork Vote

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How did Obama win? In part, by capitalizing on a powerful set of issues in the Democrats favor in 2012.

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Map | Where Romney Won and Why it Matters

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It isn’t just that the former Massachusetts governor won in all three votes convincingly, it’s that he did well in so many different kinds of place in Patchwork Nation’s geographic/demographic county breakdown.

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Track: Illinois Primary Returns

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 102 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Illinois’ 10 types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.