Last updated: November 2, 2016
People with little interest in politics vote more during violent wars, a 2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science finds. Overall, people vote less if there have been few recent war deaths.
Last updated: October 17, 2016
2016 research roundup on claims that a presidential election could be stolen with falsified ballots, undermining the credibility of the Oval Office.
Last updated: September 2, 2016
2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science that looks at whether Latino political representation improves in the U.S. when election materials are printed in English and Spanish.
Last updated: August 1, 2016
2016 collection of research and reports focusing on Muslim-Americans.
Last updated: June 15, 2016
2016 study in the American Political Science Review that examines how gender quotas influence women’s selection to and ability to maintain top political posts.
Last updated: May 18, 2016
2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science that looks at the effectiveness of preregistration laws, which allow youth to register to vote before they are eligible to vote.
Last updated: April 18, 2016
2009 study from the Harvard Kennedy School surveying presidential nominating contests and historic voter participation patterns in the United States.
Last updated: March 25, 2016
2016 study led by a political scientist at Columbia University that looks at whether lawn signs used in elections as a campaign tactic generate votes.
Last updated: March 17, 2016
2015 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network and a University of Minnesota researcher looks at whether Americans with chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are more or less likely to vote in elections.
Last updated: February 24, 2016
2016 study published in American Politics Research looks at how convenience voting, including early voting, has affected the number of disabled voters who participate in U.S. elections.