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    Hi everyone!

    Im doing a research paper on the question if the American nation is divided and if there actually is a "culture war" within the nation.
    I found a lot of good books and articles on the subject, my problem is just that a lot of the tables and graphs that are used in the texts are a bit old or I can't find them anywhere on the internet.
    I need two tables. One showing the votes of the presidential election 2008 divided in race, and another showing the attitudes towards abortion and homosexuality in large cities (gate way areas) and smaller cities and rural areas. I checked PEW, US census bureau, polling report and so on. The only thing i found was a CNN report. Their report is based on voters that were asked directly after they voted.
    I need actual numbers from, lets call it a bit more reliable source. Any one in here that can help???

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    (Original post by Francesco301)
    Hi everyone!

    Im doing a research paper on the question if the American nation is divided and if there actually is a "culture war" within the nation.
    I found a lot of good books and articles on the subject, my problem is just that a lot of the tables and graphs that are used in the texts are a bit old or I can't find them anywhere on the internet.
    I need two tables. One showing the votes of the presidential election 2008 divided in race, and another showing the attitudes towards abortion and homosexuality in large cities (gate way areas) and smaller cities and rural areas. I checked PEW, US census bureau, polling report and so on. The only thing i found was a CNN report. Their report is based on voters that were asked directly after they voted.
    I need actual numbers from, lets call it a bit more reliable source. Any one in here that can help???

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    The first table would probably rely on exit polling. Not sure if this is what you pulled up but this presents it very nicely http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#USP00p1

    CNN hired Edison Media Research (EMR) to do their polling so I would feel comfortable using their data in an academic context.

    The second table has a pretty broad scope. What area of opinions on homosexuality are you trying to investigate (gays in the military, gay marriage, gay adoptiton, etc...)?

    Also, I would check the polling section of http://www.realclearpolitics.com. They compile polling numbers from a variety of sources.
 
 
 
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