Ahead of Election Day, we posed some questions to our followers on Instagram to gauge how invested that are in the 2020 Election and what issues matter to them most. Here's what we found out:
Have you registered to vote?
Are you planning on voting in this year's election?
How are you planning to vote?
By Mail/Absentee: 56%
In Person: 44%
Do you have a positive view of corporate news media?
Do you feel represented by the political parties/your affiliated political party?
Where do you get your news/commentary related to the issues that factor into your vote?
Answers included: CNN, WSJ, NPR, NY Times, BBC, Fox News, and the local news.
What issues matter to you the most in this election?
Answers included (in no particular order): The environment/climate, public health/managing COVID, election fraud, immigration, the economy, gun rights/control, abortion, and equality.
The Library has a number of resources to help you stay informed, however you prefer to do so.
- Complimentary access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal
- CQ Researcher: Reporting and analysis of domestic and international issues in the news. Reports include background and chronology; tables and maps; and a pro-con debate.
- Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society: Covers hot-button issues and contemporary topics in crime & justice, education, health & medicine, and more. Includes historical background and contemporary perspectives from a variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as images.
- Newspaper Databases: Access current and historical newspapers, local, national, and international.
- Subject Research Guides to help you find scholarly sources on the issues that matter to you.
Be sure to also check out all the great resources on the Stags Vote page.
Related Reading: Countdown to Election Tuesday, The DNL Report, November 5, 2016