Vaguely interesting (Feb 4)

(1)  “[I]n 2016, 66% expressed opposition to church endorsements of candidates, which is roughly stable with other readings taken over the past eight years.”

(2)  “If you look at how far most of them, from Fox News to Ted Cruz to the Wall Street Journal, have come in Trump’s direction since they all mocked and defied him just a year ago, they may have to keep moving towards him, especially if their constituencies are already there.”

(3)  Special issue of Science on prediction and its limits.

(4)  “[I]mmigrants commit fewer crimes, on average, than native-born Americans.”

(5)  “Among those aged 20–24, more than twice as many Millennials born in the 1990s (15 %) had no sexual partners since age 18 compared to GenX’ers born in the 1960s (6 %).”

2 thoughts on “Vaguely interesting (Feb 4)”

  1. I have a question about 4: while immigrants commit fewer crimes than the native-born population on average, do they commit fewer crimes than native-born whites on average? I ask because it’s usually whites who say immigrants are likelier to commit crimes; I wonder if they have themselves in mind as the comparison group?

    1. I don’t know. Here’s a couple more things from Brookings and Cato that have more cites, some of which might deal with racial categories. I’d think the comparison-group thing could become surprisingly complex, because the most negative views of immigrants don’t come from white people generally, but more specifically from whites who are less educated, more religious, and older.

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