2013 study from Georgetown showing the marginal benefits of having more homeowners in terms of civic participation, but cautioning against exaggerating the advantages.
2013 study in Psychological Science showing how forcing people to confront their own ignorance can moderate their political views.
2013 study from Silicon Graphics International (SGI), the University of Illinois, and social media data vendor GNIP on geography and Twitter use.
2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that such upheaval in many countries is a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2013 study in Journalism on the converging practices of journalistic and advocacy organizations, as seen through the case of climate change-related coverage.
A literature review of studies in the past few years that shed light on issues such as online political polarization.
2013 review of studies on digital advocacy, Internet activism and citizen participation online.
Roundup of recent studies that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring.
2012 study by the Harvard Kennedy School on Americans’ attitudes toward national leaders.
2012 review of research on Election Day-related issues.
2011 study in Political Behavior showing how minorities frequently receive less in-person contacts, and how this explains different voter participation rates.
October 2012 review of analysis, polls and research on so-called undecided voters, on the eve of the 2012 presidential election.
2012 review of scholarship on the Internet, social media and political activism around the world.
2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin in American Behavioral Scientist on the impact of presidential debate viewing on cynicism levels.
2012 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University on unemployment and voter turnout.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 study in Nature that analyzes a large-scale experiment to influence voter behavior through messages on a social network.
2012 study published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research explores the extent to which increased social capital effects ones propensity to share their opinions publicly.
2012 study from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on women, blogging and feelings of empowerment.
2012 study from Harvard, Brown, Univ of Missouri on various factors that influence voting behavior in minority communities.