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2013 study in Psychological Science showing how forcing people to confront their own ignorance can moderate their political views.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to campaign advertising and its effects.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center demonstrating how discussions on Twitter often do not reflect more general national sentiment.
2013 study in The Journal of Politics casting doubt on the idea that there is a universally successful strategy for political messages that attempt to rebut contrary claims.
2012 metastudy in Psychological Science in the Public Interest on how misinformation originates and spreads, why it is difficult to correct, and how best to counteract it.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on Americans’ attitudes toward national leaders.
2012 study by the University of Southern Mississippi on religion and politics in the Latino community.
2012 study from Louisiana State University in The Journal of Politics on the impact of religious messaging in political advertisements.
October 2012 review of analysis, polls and research on so-called undecided voters, on the eve of the 2012 presidential election.
2012 study in Public Opinion Quarterlyon citizen levels of local and national political knowledge, and evidence that citizens have more knowledge than scholars previously believed.
2012 literature review of political science insights on American presidential debates and their effects.
2012 study in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory explores the relationship between proactive external communications efforts of government agencies and the favorability of the media coverage they enjoy.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 report from Illinois Wesleyan University published in Public Opinion Quarterly on income inequality and public opinion over time.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on how campaign ad effects on voters quickly deteriorate over time.
2011 study by Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Bristol on how real-time displays of audience response to a live debate can influence the opinion of undecided voters.
2012 Pew Research survey looking at variation in citizen assessments of government at different levels, and partisan divides.