Roundup of 2014 and 2015 research on issues relevant to the 2016 campaign, including the nomination process, debates, partisanship, scandals, financing, polling and social media.
2015 paper from the University of Maryland highlighting the emerging field of reporting on algorithms and laying out definitions, strategies and key issues for reporters.
2014-2015 scholarship that provides new insights on the Iowa caucuses and suggests that the demographics of participants may be changing.
2015 research brief on Americans' perceptions of climate risks and support for policy options, with breakdowns for all 50 states, 435 congressional districts, and 3,000-plus counties.
2015 study in the
American Journal of Political Science showing how access to meetings with congressional offices may be aided by a history of prior campaign donations.
2015 study published in
Science showing that Facebook's News Feed algorithm has a limited effect on the kinds of political posts users view and consume.
2015 roundup of studies that can inform broader coverage of the presidential election cycle, with a focus on under-covered issues and themes.
2015 research brief on the nature of civic undertakings such as housing advocacy and youth service networks, by Paul Lichterman of the University of Southern California and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2015 study from Harvard showing how removing a large racial minority population from proximity with a nearby white group can produce different voting patterns and outcomes.
2015 research brief from Harvard University researchers outlining the different groups and networks that advance liberal and conservative policy agendas at the state level and analyzing the effectiveness of this party infrastructure.