Past Survey Lab Students

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Ellen Chapin (Political Science)

White Out: Using Surveys To Study White Nationalism, Identity, and Erasure

Katie Clayton (Political Science)

Elite Cues and Intraparty Conflict

Claire Daviss (Sociology)

Ideal Remote Workers: Exploring Gendered Implications of the Rise of Remote Work

Alisa Feldman (Sociology)

A Conjoint Analysis of Perceptions of "Family" in the U.S.

Nathan Fleischaker (Political Science)

Forward Basing, Tripwires, Surprise Attack, and Domestic Audience Costs

Yiqin Fu (Political Science)

Threat Perception in the U.S.–China Great Power Competition

Mohamed Hussein (Business)

When Crossing the Aisle Gets You in Trouble: Interpersonal Consequences of Receptiveness to Opposing Views

Sasha Johfre (Sociology)

Natural-Is-Better Beliefs across Multiple Contexts

Pat Kelly (Political Science)

U.S. Military Leaders and the Politics of War Termination

Rachel Lienesch

Rachel Lienesch (Political Science)

Examining the Impact of Racial Justice Policy Messaging on Support from the White Left

Erin Macke (Sociology)

Ideal Remote Workers: Exploring Gendered Implications of the Rise of Remote Work

Leah Matchett (Political Science)

Soft on Defense: How American Make Judgments on Candidate Hawkishness

Helena Roy (Economics)

Inference under Selection: An Application to Social Media and Partisan Polarization

Cesar Vargas Nunez

Cesar Vargas Núñez (Political Science)

The Effects of Perspective-Taking on Attitudes towards Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Healthcare

Omar Vásquez Duque (Economics)

An Empirical Study about the Potential Stickiness of Default Search Engines

Emma Williams-Baron (Sociology)

Ideal Remote Workers: Exploring Gendered Implications of the Rise of Remote Work

Chenoa Yorgason (Political Science)

Level of Office and Candidate Attributes


Alejandra Aldridge

Alejandra Aldridge (Political Science)

Presidential Influence on Democratic Norms

Yifat Aran (Law)

Equity Compensation at Privately Held Firms: Assessing Employees' Fallacies and Preferences

James Chu (Sociology)

Popularity, Preferences, and the Problem of Competing Rankings

Jennifer Cryer (Political Science)

Confronting the "Electability Trap:" Effects of Campaign Messages, Information, and Perceived Competence on Voter Evaluations of Underrepresented Candidates

 Christianne Corbett

Christianne Corbett (Education)

Pluralistic Ignorance and Men's Aspirations for Communal Traits

Doron Dorfman (Law)

Exploring Public Support for the FDA's Blood Ban: The Effect of PrEP and of the Recognition of Gay Families

Chloe Hart (Political Science)

Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in a Post-#MeToo World

Cayce Hook (Psychology)

Status Quo Bias and Perceptions of Freedom

Lisa Hummel

Lisa Hummel (Sociology)

Shifting Support: Changes in Support for Women in Politics Based on Political Ideology

Amanda Mireles

Amanda Mireles (Sociology)

Understanding Changing Perceptions of College Value

Soyoung Lee (Political Science)

All's Well That Ends Well? Policy Choice and Incumbent Approval

Rachel Lienesch

Rachel Lienesch (Political Science)

Backlash or Encouragement? The Effect of Messaging That Is Critical of Whites on Democratic Voters

Julia Melin

Julia Melin (Sociology)

Mid-Career Internships and Labor Market Re-Entry Outcomes for Opt-Out Workers

Benjamin Schaftel (Political Science)

The U.S. Military, Partisan Backing, or Partisan Backlashing?

Neil Snyder (Political Science)

Military Influence on Public Opinion: Sage Counsel or Political Problem?

Tagart Sobotka (Sociology)

The Enabling Mother? Examining Gender Bias in Attributions of Blame, Stigma, and Perceived Harm towards Parents of Opioid Users

Emma Tsurkov (Sociology)

The Cost and Impact of Sexual Harassment in the Workforce


Adina Abeles (Communication)

Party Cues, Polarization or Something Else? How People Form Perceptions of Public Opinion on Climate Change

Anna Boch (Sociology)

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Jonathan Chu (Political Science)

Alliance Resilience: Evidence on China, the U.S., and Two Koreas

Tina Cheuk (Education)

Attitudes on Public Education and School Choice

Doron Dorfman (Law)

The Fear of Disability Con: Public Suspicion of Abuse of Disability Rights

Cayce Hook (Psychology)

The Role of Choice and Personal Responsibility Beliefs in American Attitudes towards a Soda Tax

Nathan Lee (Political Science)

Can Experts Correct Misperceptions in Public Policy?

Mashail Malik

Mashail Malik (Political Science)

Economic Anxiety and Support for the Far Right

Amanda Mireles

Amanda Mireles (Sociology)

Perceptions of College Value in an Era of Growing Female Advantage

John Muñoz (Sociology)

Category-Spanning Protest: Participation and Public Opinion

Rachel Myrick (Political Science)

Secrecy and Covert Action in U.S. Foreign Policymaking

Sandra Nakagawa (Sociology)

How Gender Identity Shapes Preferences for Environmental and Health Behaviors

Taylor Orth

Taylor Orth (Sociology)

Where Are the Men in Childcare? Gender Essentialism, Care Work, and the Stalled Gender Revolution

Erik Peterson (Political Science)

Causes and Consequences of News Media Reputations

Michael Robinson (Political Science)

Influencing Public Opinion on Intervention: Public Appeals by the Military

Seth Werfel (Political Science)

The Politics of Private Contributions to Public Goods

Scott Williamson

Scott Williamson (Political Science)

Security or Democracy? U.S. Public Opinion and Support for Autocrats Abroad


Jonathan Chu (Political Science)

International Organizations and Mobilizing Support for Humanitarian Intervention

Lucila Figueroa (Political Science)

Norms, Latinos, and Political Attitudes in the United States

Glory Liu (Political Science)

Poverty and Inequality in American Public Opinion

Craig Neuman (Political Science)

Sanctions as Off-Ramps: Do Economic Sanctions Provide Leaders a Cheap Way out of Military Threats?

Katharina Roesler (Sociology)

Class Bias and Perceived Consensus in Moral Evaluations, or, When Does It Pay To Be Rich?

Ariela Schachter (Sociology)

One of Us? Race, Immigration, and the Construction of Social Boundaries

Ken Shores (Center for Education Policy Analysis)

Funding Education: Trading Income for Achievement Gap Closure

David Traven (Center for International Security and Cooperation)

Perspective-Taking, Empathy, and the Morality of Killing in War

David Vannette (Communication)

Does Data Visualization Influence the Effects of Polls on Political Attitudes?

Kate Weisshaar (Sociology)

Mechanisms Explaining Perceptions toward Individuals with Intermittent Labor Force Participation

Frannie Zlotnick (Political Science)

Conditional Priming Effects in Interest Group Rhetoric


Allison Anoll (Political Science)

Social Norms and Variations in Political Engagement

Tabitha Bonilla (Political Science)

Do Promises Attract or Repel Voters?

Susana Claro (Education)

Teachers Change Lives, Can They Change Public Opinion?

Marion Coddou (Sociology)

Institutional Domains and Public Support of Civic Organizations

Simon Ejdemyr (Political Science)

Perceptions of Welfare Dependency and Support for Immigration

Lauren Christine Howe (Psychology)

Motivated Reasoning and Public Distrust of Polls

Shiri Krebs (Law)

'The Facts Speak for Themselves': Impact of Legal Institutions on Public Perception of Contested Facts during Armed Conflicts

Ariela Schachter (Sociology)

Understanding Racial Prejudice in an Age of Immigration

Gabor Simonovits (Political Science)

Experiments about Economic Voting

Kate Weisshaar (Sociology)

Intermittent Labor Force Participation: A Source of Discrimination?


Esra Burak Ho (Sociology)

Public Opinion on Executive Pay in the United States: Can Extraordinary Merit Justify Extremely High Pay?

Jeanette Bustamante (Political Science)

Latinos in America: Immigrant Political Behavior Beyond SES

Lucila Figueroa (Political Science)

American Norms and Political Public Opinion

Rachel Gillum

Rachel Gillum (Political Science)

Muslim-American Integration, Alienation and Government Relations in the Post-9/11 Environment

Erica Greenberg (Education)

Preferences for Preschool: The Universal / Targeted Debates in Public Opinion

Mackenzie Israel-Trummel (Political Science)

Race, Gender, and American Voter Behavior

Sandra Nakagawa (Sociology)

Gender Identity Maintenance and Health Disparities between Men and Women

Lauren Prather (Political Science)

Fighting Poverty at Home and Abroad: Explaining Attitudes Towards Redistribution

Beth Redbird (Sociology)

Segregations in Micro-Interactions

Jon Valant (Education)

Governed by Choice: How School Choosers and the Public Assess School Quality and Respond to Information

David Vannette (Communication)

The Effects of News Media Representations of Public Opinion on (Future) Public Opinion

Alec Watts (Sociology)

The Morality of Status

Rebecca Weiss (Communication)

The Impact of Partisan Identity Salience on Self-Reported Political Behaviors

Frannie Zlotnick (Political Science)

Who Represents the Labor Movement? Implications of Demographic Change On Public Support and Institutional Power of Labor in American Politics