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What Are They Thinking? New Findings from Political Behavior Research
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Resources for data-driven research on the political behavior of the mass public (especially the voting public). Topics include political preferences, knowledge, socialization, learning, and engagement. Most datasets are public opinion surveys. Also see voting & elections (for voter turnout and vote choice) and migration & citizenship (for immigration policy preferences).
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ORIGINAL PROJECT: U.S. Presidents' Positions on Roll Call VotesPres. Tyler's Positions:
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This phrase describes the multiple efforts expended by campaigns to get voters out to the polls on election day.
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Does the Median Voter Prefer Divided Government?
Hypothesis: Median voters prefer divided government.  People distrust unified government and want ambition to check ambition. Is this always true (during wars and crises too)?  When does it occur (only […]

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Attacking the Weak or the Strong? An Experiment on the Targets of Parochial AltruismSimon Varaine; Ismaƫl Benslimane; Raul Magni-Berton; Paolo Crosetto (2023)
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Economic Self-Interest and Americans' Redistributive, Class, and Racial Attitudes: The Case of Economic InsecurityCody Melcher (2023)
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Is a Rational Politics of Disaster Possible? Making Useful Decisions for Others in an Experimental Disaster GameTalbot M. Andrews; Andrew W. Delton; Reuben Kline (2023)
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Temperature and Outgroup DiscriminationDonghyun Danny Choi; Mathias Poertner; Nicholas Sambanis (2023)
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(Mis-)Estimating Affective Polarization*James Druckman; Samara Klar; *Yanna Krupnikov; *Matthew Levendusky; John Ryan (2022)
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(Young) Generations As Social Identities: The Role of Latino*Millennial/Generation Z in Shaping Attitudes About Climate ChangeAshley Ross; Stella Rouse (2022)
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Ambitious Women: Gender and Voter Perceptions of Candidate AmbitionSparsha Saha; Ana Catalano Weeks (2022)
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Anti-Normative Messaging, Group Cues,and the Nuclear Ban TreatyStephen Herzog; Jonathon Baron; Rebecca Davis Gibbons (2022)
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Black Workers in White Places: Daytime Racial Diversity and White Public OpinionBrian Hamel; Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta (2022)
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Can Elites Escape Blame by Explaining Themselves? Suspicion and the Limits of Elite ExplanationsJoshua Robison (2022)
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