Claims of election fraud were a prominent feature in the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. He repeatedly warned that the election would be “stolen” from him. We look at the research and find fraud is more often spin than fact.
State supreme court judges who rely on public financing to fund their elections become less likely to favor attorneys who have donated to their campaigns in the past, a 2016 study suggests.
Millions of Americans acquire their guns without undergoing a background check, but a new survey suggests the proportion may be falling.
Politicians in developing democracies appear more likely to win reelection if they claim to have secured foreign aid, even if they had nothing to do with it.
Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
People are unlikely to bet against their own preferences in sports or politics, new research suggests, even when such “emotional hedging” may be in their interest.
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Conservatives who are familiar with politics and have little trust in institutions are more likely than liberals to endorse conspiracy theories, argues a recent study.
Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
A study by Yale University scholars suggests doctors' political affiliation influences their approach to health issues such as marijuana use, abortion and firearm storage.
Research in the
American Journal of Political Science suggests a higher turnout among minorities in voting districts where minorities make up most of the voting-age population.