Research

The Center on American Politics fosters research on issues of contemporary concern in American politics, including representation, democratic engagement, electoral behavior and the health of governing institutions. Examples of postdoctoral and scholarly research include:

  • Examination of the effects of patriotic campaign appeals
  • Studies on campaign narratives and identity politics
  • Surveys assessing voter attitudes on media and military actions
  • A study of voters' emotions and cognition related to the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections
  • An examination of how business firms respond to a polarizing political environment in their campaign donations
  • Exploring ways for people of different partisan beliefs to have conversations without activating their ideological differences
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