The Stanford Center for American Democracy (SCAD) convenes faculty and graduate students in a multidisciplinary effort to address fundamental questions about American democracy, institutions, and the American electorate. With a methodological focus on survey research, the Center also serves as Stanford’s premiere resource hub for graduate students who employ survey research methods to study American public opinion.
SCAD works to increase our understanding of American democracy and politics through:
• Supporting graduate students with grants to pursue research on American democracy and public opinion
• Training graduate students in survey experimental methods
• Disseminating research findings to policymakers and the broader public
For inquiries, please contact Christopher Fraga.
The Historic 2020 Elections
Before several states released their final vote tallies and either candidate had obtained the 270 electoral votes needed to win the U.S. presidential election, experts Nathaniel Persily, Hakeem Jefferson, Didi Kuo, and Bruce Cain convened on Zoom to break down what had happened so far and what Americans might expect in the many weeks before Inauguration Day.