Racial attitudes were the primary reason white Southerners abandoned the Democratic Party after party leaders began to advocate for civil rights legislation during the last half of the 20th century, a new study finds.
Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott talks about the role of identity politics in the upcoming midterm elections and what he thinks journalists can do to improve their coverage.
Contrary to popular belief, U.S. military veterans haven’t always been affiliated with the Republican Party – in fact, older veterans are more likely to be Democrats
A small fraction of people who voted in Texas and Michigan in 2016 lacked a photo ID, but those who did were disproportionately people of color, according to two new working papers.
We spotlight six of the most interesting studies of the second quarter of 2018. They examine topics such as native videos, Twitter echo chambers and anecdotes in data journalism.
Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, created a glossary so everyone has a shared vocabulary to discuss "fake news" and the spread of bad information online.
In an article that originally appeared in
Harvard Business Review, we explain what scholars know to date about the reach and impact of bad online information and what works to prevent and stop it.
Tammy Patrick, once a federal compliance officer for the Maricopa County Elections Department in Arizona, offers eight tips to help journalists improve their coverage of U.S. elections.
Door-to-door canvassing campaigns actually work to persuade voters and sway national election outcomes – even when they don’t encourage more people to show up to the polls.
Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability.