2004 Initiatives and Referendums

Ballot propositions continue to drive the policy agenda in the states, and 2004 spilled over into the presidential election. The most popular issue was marriage, with 13 states approving constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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About the Author
John G. Matsusaka is a professor of business and law at the University of Southern California and president of the Initiative and Referendum Institute at USC. He is the author of For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2004).