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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 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 report from American University and Loyola Marymount University analyzes why, if women perform well when they do participate in politics, they are still so severely underrepresented.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2008 Harvard Shorenstein Center paper on the history of exit polls and emerging problems.
2012 review of research on Election Day-related issues.
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.
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 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.
2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin in American Behavioral Scientist on the impact of presidential debate viewing on cynicism levels.
2012 report from the Public Religion Research Institute on the cultural and political beliefs of white working-class Americans.
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.