Iowa Caucuses

The Iowa caucuses are an interesting approach to the American political process. When I was in college at Truman State, a few of us drove to Ottumwa, Iowa to witness a caucus first hand. Leading up to this year's event, Paul Djupe and I decided to investigate if there are any notable patters regarding when churches are used as caucus sites. We combined precinct location lists with demographic data, and we also emailed all of the Republican county chairs, who make the decisions regarding location. We wrote up our findings and analysis for Vox's, Mischiefs of Faction blog in a post titled: "When the Iowa caucus goes to church."