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A new study suggests political candidates may win slightly more support from bilingual Latinos if they speak Spanish in their ads. But they stand to lose significant support from voters who only speak English.
State lawmakers who cannot seek reelection sponsor fewer bills, serve on fewer legislative committees and skip more roll-call votes, according to a new study from the University of Chicago and Stanford.
New research contradicts claims media organizations and political commentators have made about unusually high levels of political involvement among the public in 2016.
A new online course from First Draft -- our partner across the hall at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center -- helps journalists use free tools to track down, source and verify information they find online.
Few mayors run for higher office. And female mayors are even less likely to view positions such as governor and U.S. senator as appealing.
We spotlight 10 of the most compelling academic studies published in 2017, which delve into meaty topics such as venture-backed startups, artificial intelligence and the spread of disinformation.
An explainer on proportional representation, with a focus on ranked-choice voting.
Wealthy individuals and national advocacy groups are using their cash to get people who support education reforms elected to local school boards.
Americans are not all enjoying the same life expectancy gains. The differences, when mapped by county, could have predicted the 2016 presidential election.
Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.