Stories by Sean McElwee

Sean McElwee is a research associate at Demos. Follow him on [email protected] subscribe to Sean McElwee's feed

Posted on: May 15, 2017, Source: Salon

Voting in America is highly stratified and unequal. If it were slightly less so, Hillary Clinton would be president.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump voters believe that whites and Christians face discrimination—but they call the left sensitive snowflakes.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2017, Source: Salon

There's hope! But unless the Democrats can learn from the mistakes of the recent past, they don't have a future.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2016, Source: Salon

As the upper crust becomes more diverse, old truisms about how the rich support Republicans begin to crumble.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Still think economic anxiety and trade policy were the big factors in Trump's win? Data suggests otherwise.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2016, Source: Salon

White people who acknowledge privilege are more supportive of racial justice; the problem is there aren't many.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2016, Source: Salon

Data shows Americans are forgoing care and using extreme measures to pay off massive medical bills.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump's overt bigotry could drive Independent whites to the Democratic party.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: Salon

Hot takes might suggest otherwise, but the truth is, the Democratic Party is quite unified.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Data supports the partisan and racial divides in beliefs about inclusive language that Trump's run has exposed.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2016, Source: Salon

The donor class is dominated by whites, which could hamper progress towards to racial justice.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2015, Source: Salon

A new study sheds light on just how large an impact money has on political affiliation.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2015, Source: Salon

Research suggests that the American Dream is based on lies.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: Salon

On a number of economic indicators, the country fares far better when a Democrat is in office.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2015, Source: Salon

Pols on both sides of the aisle obsess over the importance of "family structure." Here's why they miss the point.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2015, Source: Salon

Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here's what happened next.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: Salon

The next Great Generation may not be a liberal one.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Big Box retailers are seeing big gains in political influence as they pour endless amounts of money into the process.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2014, Source: Salon

The explosion and enforcement of restrictive voter ID laws make this one thing very clear.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Nobody's perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths.