What Makes Us Vote the Way We Do?
According to some political scientists, it's more about group identity than personal interests.
Is There a Cure for Information Disorder?
Researchers are concerned not only with our exposure to mis- and disinformation but with the depth of confidence people have in their inaccurate beliefs.
Why Are Tax Forms So Complicated?
When it comes to the U.S. tax system, benefits are often indirect, which makes them more politically palatable to many.
Would Formerly Incarcerated People Vote Democratic?
Conventional wisdom says that Republicans don't want to give ex-felons voting rights because they'll end up voting for Democrats. But is this true?
Dating Apps Are Intensifying Online Partisanship
Some social scientists argue that dating and mating patterns may be the real drivers of polarization.
The Backfire Effect
The backfire effect is when people double-down on their beliefs even when these beliefs are shown to be factually incorrect.
Who Can You Trust Online?
Who can you trust online? It’s a question that comes up constantly in our digital lives, and it’s also a subject of great fascination to internet scholars.
The Five Percent: Looking at Where the Largest Campaign Donors Come From
The majority of campaign donors live in just five percent of the country's zip codes. Here is where they ideologically stand on issues.
‘The Daily Show’ as Political Influence
Does the Daily Show really impact people's political views?