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Welcome to The Ramos Research Institute

We are a research institute that focuses on original research, polling, and policy analysis to tackle today's wicked problems, such as education policy, higher education, climate change, sustainable development, and voting behaviors. Our publications aim to provide insights and solutions to these challenges. Feel free to browse through our work and contact us if you have any questions or collaboration opportunities.

2023 Survey of Changes in Hispanic Political Behaviors

Conducted by: Alejandro J. Ramos

Polling results on Hispanic and Latino affiliation and views are based on the 2023 Survey of Changes in Hispanic Political Behaviors. The survey was conducted among a representative sample of 250 Hispanic adults from December 13, 2022, to April 15, 2023. The overall analysis uses data collected to assess the changes within the Hispanic electorate.

This survey was used extensively for a current manuscript in progress titled "The Great Realignment: Investigating The American Hispanic and Latino Vote"

Igniting Democracy:

America’s Burning Need for Civic Education

Written by: Alejandro J. Ramos

This paper advocates for the urgent implementation of a standardized national civic education curriculum in the United States. Authored by Alejandro Jose Ramos and submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, this position paper meticulously examines the historical context, challenges, benefits, and proposed frameworks surrounding civic education. It highlights the imperative of equipping citizens with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for informed citizenship and active participation in democratic processes. Despite formidable challenges including systemic barriers, political constraints, and resource limitations, the paper offers hope through successful models such as iCivics and international comparisons. It proposes a structured curriculum framework emphasizing civic knowledge, skills development, and fostering civic dispositions, while addressing criticisms and opposition with pragmatic solutions. Ultimately, the paper urges policymakers, educators, and stakeholders to prioritize the development and implementation of a nationwide civic education curriculum to preserve democratic ideals for future generations.

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