Michael J. New

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Michael J. New

MICHAEL J. NEW, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the Research and Education Arm of the Susan B. Anthony List. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Dartmouth College, Dr. New received a master’s degree in statistics and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University in 2002.

Before coming to Michigan, Dr. New worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-MIT Data Center and later taught at The University of Alabama. Dr. New researches and writes about the social science of pro-life issues. He gives presentations on both the positive impact of pro-laws and the gains in public support for the pro-life position. He is a frequent blogger on National Review Online’s “The Corner.”

Dr. New’s study pro-life legislation was recently published by State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Four of his other studies on the effects of pro-life legislation have been published by the Heritage Foundation and another study was published by Family Research Council in 2008.

Recent Posts


Public Religion Research Institute misleads on Catholic attitudes

The “Public Religion Research Institute” released a fact sheet a few weeks ago on the attitudes of Roman Catholics which had the mainstream media swooning. It found that majorities of Catholic... More


Millennials: Crisis or Opportunity for Catholics?

The Pew Research Center recently released a comprehensive poll on the attitudes of young adults in the Millennial generation (ages 18-33). The results are very similar to what other surveys have found... More

Senator Tim Scott, R-SC

The ignored controversy at CPAC

[caption id="attachment_58904" align="alignright" width="300"] Senator Tim Scott, R-SC[/caption] The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the nation’s largest conservative co... More


Study Shows that Access to Cheap and Easy Contraception Increases Sexual Activity on College Campuses

In 2011 the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center published a study looking at how the cost of oral contraceptives impacted the sexual activity of college women. In 2005, the passage of... More


More Research Shows Support for Abortion Breast Cancer Link

This winter, two studies appearing in public health journals provided strong statistical support for the abortion breast cancer link. In December the journal Cancer Causes Control published a meta... More


Poll Shows Support for Waiting Periods Reaches An All Time High

Rasmussen recently conducted a nationwide survey on attitudes toward abortion. It found that 43 percent of Americans identify as “pro-life.” While this may seem somewhat low, Rasmussen polls consi... More


City of Tuscaloosa Allows Abortion Clinic To Break The Law

Veteran sidewalk counselors know that local law enforcement is not always helpful to pro-lifers who pray and counsel outside of abortion clinics. However, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, city officials ap... More


Teen Pregnancy Rate Reaches a Record Low

Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control released a new report on fertility rates. It found that the teen pregnancy rate continues to decline and reached historic lows in 2009. The sharp... More


Pew Releases Poll on Catholic Attitudes Toward End of Life Issues

[caption id="attachment_56806" align="alignnone" width="626"] Pope Francis greets an elderly woman in a wheelchair Nov. 23, 2013. Credit: Catholic News Agency[/caption] Last month the Pew Research ... More


A Good Strategy for Pro-lifers

Earlier this month, South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham received plaudits from pro-lifers for introducing federal legislation that will ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation. This move is strate... More



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