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2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly showing trends in public sentiment over time with regard to immigration.
Collection of recent academic studies and research papers on financial future of the United States Postal Service.
Updated April 2013: A review of relevant studies and papers on U.S. income inequality, as presented through the Storify publishing platform.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on potential sweeping budget cuts in 2013 mandated under the Budget Control Act, should no deficit reduction deal be reached by legislators.
2013 literature review of academic studies that look at the minimum wage, its effects and policy implications.
2012 literature review of research and analysis on taxation theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, progressive taxation, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on Americans’ attitudes toward national leaders.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on the U.S. incarceration rates, strategies and costs from 1990 to 2009.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt on approaches to improving municipal recycling rates.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2012 study in Political Communication on political public relations effects, journalists’ response, and the press coverage that results.
2012 study by the Pew Research Center on shifts in American political values from 1987-2012.
2008 study in Economics & Politics on how the theory of the balance of powers plays out at the state level, and how partisan influence can change dynamics.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research uses data on highway spending measures to chart the large-scale economic effects of public infrastructure investments.
2012 Pew Research survey looking at variation in citizen assessments of government at different levels, and partisan divides.
2012 study from Princeton University on the number of uninsured Americans who might participate in reform efforts.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs.
2011 paper published in Real Estate Economics on subprime and non-traditional mortgages, home prices and default rates.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.