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Politics & Elections

Which Gold Medalists Do We Tweet About? Liberals and Conservatives Differ

New research explores how political ideology can affect whose accomplishments we celebrate.

A person votes on Medicaid expansion.
Policy

Which Voters Want to Expand Medicaid? Maybe Not the Ones You Think

Education level, and even college major, are better predictors than party affiliation.

Politics & Elections

Politicians Vote Differently When Journalists Aren’t Watching

During natural disasters, the media spotlight shifts—and special interests benefit.

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Election Rules and Campaign Tactics That Sway Voters

A look at whether celebrity endorsements matter, why the top spot on a ballot is coveted, and more election research from Kellogg faculty.

Politics & Elections

Why Economic Crises Trigger Political Turnover in Some Countries but Not Others

The fallout can hinge on how much a country’s people trust each other.

Politics & Elections

Why a Choice Doesn’t Feel Like a Choice When Morality Enters the Picture

A new study explains why heroes always say, “I just did what anybody would do.”

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Do corporate political donations buy influence in campaigns.
Politics & Elections

When Corporations Donate to Candidates, Are They Buying Influence?

The surprising result suggests the need to rethink the role of money in politics.

If the Electoral College was abolished, voters would see different political ads
Politics & Elections

Abandoning the Electoral College Would Remake Campaign Spending

A direct-vote system could have a sizeable impact on the behaviors of voters and candidates.

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Podcast Politics & Elections

Podcast: Does What Candidates Say Matter?

Understanding political rhetoric in this heated presidential race.

Politics & Elections

Happy Voters or Happy Outcomes?

In corporations, academia, and the papal conclave, transparent voting and voter privacy interact in surprisingly complex ways.

Politics & Elections

Braggarts Become Leaders

Women at a disadvantage when competing for leadership positions

Politics & Elections

The Oprah Effect

Celebrity endorsement of political candidates can make a difference at the polls.

Politics & Elections

A Populist Paradox

Populist policies may harm voters but reward leaders

Politics & Elections

First Among Equals?

Prime ballot position improves a candidate’s chances of winning office.

Politics & Elections

The Teddy Bear Effect

Does a babyface benefit black CEOs?

Politics & Elections

Majority Rules

Group design influences the information that members share, says David Austen-Smith, who is identifying incentives to speak the truth

Politics & Elections

Majority Rules

Group design influences the information that members share, says David Austen-Smith, who is identifying incentives to speak the truth

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