2014 study in Public Understanding of Science that explores how ostensibly “scientific” graphical elements in a medication ad can increase consumers’ belief in its effectiveness.
2014 study from Yale University and George Mason University based on two nationally representative surveys on how Americans react to the use of the two terms.
2014 study published in Perspectives on Politics analyzing the relative influence of economic elites, interest groups and voters on the passing of public policies.
2014 study in Psychological Science examining declining levels of trust across America as well as the relationship between trust and factors such as income inequality, unemployment, crime and poverty.
2014 roundup of research-based ideas for improving coverage of elections, including providing context and depth on issues such as voter ID laws, exit polls and the role of outside money.
2014 summary of polling on U.S. intervention in Syria and American sentiment at other key moments of military action through history.
2014 research brief on the impact and implications of “computational management” of election campaigns, by Daniel Kreiss of UNC Chapel Hill and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 review of survey data on Americans’ feelings about the next generation’s financial prospects — whether their children will be worse-off or better-off than their parents.
2014 study from Stanford and Georgetown demonstrating that attitudes toward immigration are seldom driven by economic factors and are more likely explained by cultural factors.
2014 study from Stanford researchers showing how question wording affected responses to surveys about President Obama’s birth origins and nationality.