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For TPM: on the geography of U.S. abortion opinion

This spring Nationhood Lab has been examining the reasons behind the widening chasm on abortion policy that’s opened up since the Dobbs decision, a phenomenon George Washington University law professor… Read more »

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 »

Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival, Portland, Maine, April 3

My former employers at Maine’s Portland Press Herald are hosting me for their Newsroom Live series, a public, in-person lecture, discussion and Q&A, on my work to promote the United… Read more »

Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival with American Promise, Mar. 19

I’ll be joining American Promise‘s Leadership Series March 19 for a public, virtual conversation about the imminent authoritarian threat to the U.S. republic and federation, how we got here and… 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 »

How are the Hidden Tribes distributed across the American Nations?

At Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard shared the results of new research showing the underlying value sets and moral foundations of Americans are distributed differently across U.S. regional cultures. The online piece described… 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 »