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Can the Declaration of Independence’s Ideals Hold America Together?

At Washington Monthly, director Colin Woodard shared the results of Nationhood Lab’s first major poll on U.S. national identity, which showed Americans prefer to define their country by its commitment to… Read more »

Nationhood Lab poll: Most Americans define the U.S. by adherence to ideals rather than heritage, ancestry, or traditions

April 23, 2024 NEWPORT, R.I. – Americans prefer to define their country by its commitment to civic ideals rather than by shared ancestry, history, traditions or culture by wide margins,… Read more »

Voter turnout and health outcomes are interrelated and vary by region, according to latest research from Nationhood Lab collaboration

April 3, 2023 NEWPORT, RI  – Voter participation and health outcomes in the United States are interrelated, according to a new academic paper in the journal The Lancet Regional Health… Read more »

Warning of threats to U.S. Democracy at Jan. 6 vigil in Newport, R.I.

January 13, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I.  –  The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab delivered keynote remarks at a vigil commemorating the Jan. 6 coup attempt in which he warned… Read more »

The Ohio abortion amendment and the American Nations

Over at Nationhood Lab, the research project and data journalism portal I lead at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, we were curious how the three American Nations sections of Ohio… Read more »

Arguing for a renewed national story to assure U.S. survival for AEI’s Social Breakdown series

  November 2, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I — In a new essay published in the American Enterprise Institute’s The Social Breakdown series, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard argues that the United… Read more »

Addressing U.S. Senators on Challenges To U.S. Democracy And Nationhood

September 14, 2023 WASHINGTON – On the invitation of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab addressed the weekly… Read more »

Obesity, diabetes, inactivity and the American Nations

July 27 2023 NEWPORT, R.I. – Newly published research reveals stark differences between U.S. regions in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity, as well as access to exercise… Read more »

Nationhood Lab website and data journalism initiative launches

The website for my new think tank project at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Nationhood Lab, went live last week with fresh American Nations-powered analysis of… Read more »

Talking American Nations and Nationhood Lab at the French Embassy in Washington

I’m cross-posting this Pell Center news release dated 30 January 2023: Woodard Speaks at French Embassy In Washington WASHINGTON – The director of Pell Center’s new Nationhood Lab project addressed… Read more »