The Virginia Newsletter
Following Virginia Politics for over 50 years
This report briefly reviews Virginia’s political history, analyzes trends within key demographic groups over the past twenty years, and simulates the 2012 presidential election based on patterns seen in the last two presidential contests.
This report traces the geographic distribution of blacks across Virginia over time and compares improvements in educational attainment to changes in the economic outcomes experienced by Virginia’s black population.
This report is the first of a two-part series on poverty in Virginia and the group of public programs broadly called the "social safety net." Part I examines the current state of poverty in Virginia. Part II illuminates the role of public programs developed to alleviate poverty and support secure financial futures for individuals across the economic spectrum.