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Jun 17 2020 | Posted In: American Democracy Research
Rachel M. Gillum, PhD '14, talks about the experiences of American Muslims in a post-9/11 environment and the implications for national security. Government officials and pundits often make claims about the nature of Islam and Muslims’ beliefs, touting assumptions that influence national security...
Jun 10 2020 | Posted In: American Democracy Research
Whites are more likely to think police behave fairly -- and so their suspects are probably culpable. The following is an op-ed by SCAD Faculty Fellow Hakeem Jefferson and coauthors Fabian G. Neuner and Josh Pasek, published in the Washington Post on June 10, 2020.  After a Minneapolis police...
Apr 27 2020 | Posted In: American Democracy Research
Geologist turned high school teacher turned GSE researcher, IRiSS Center for American Democracy Graduate Fellow Lynne Zummo examines how adolescents' political identities affect their scientific reasoning - particularly about climate change. “We’re at a critical point right now, both with climate...
Apr 2 2020 | Posted In: American Democracy Research
The following is an op-ed by SCAD director Mike Tomz and coauthor Jessica L.P. Weeks, published in the Washington Post on June 19, 2019. It is based on a paper to be published by the American Political Science Review in 2020. Last week, an ABC News interview with President Trump unleashed fresh...
Mar 18 2020 | Posted In: American Democracy Research
The American National Election Studies (ANES) has surveyed the American electorate every U.S. presidential election year since 1948, collecting valuable time series data relating to citizens' social backgrounds, political predispositions, evaluations of candidates' traits,  amongst many other...