Many experienced reduced sleep quality, higher stress, negative emotions, and more alcohol during the 2020 election period.
Election Science articles
This election science section highlights important research in political science as it relates to democracy, the ultimate invention in political science. Technology and science have played a major role in democratic history and this section seeks to constantly reexamine the important ideas behind it all. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Voting Machines.
A Police Stop Is Enough To Make Someone Less Likely To Vote
New research shows how the communities that are most heavily policed are pushed away from… having a say in changing policy.
More Effort Is Needed To Open Election Data Globally
In more than 20 countries, voter turnout data is unavailable from official sources or the Election Management Body online.
Study: Media Can Reduce Polarization By Telling Personal Stories
Sharing personal experiences and pairing them with facts reduces political dehumanization and increases political tolerance.
Field Experiment Shows How Digital Advertising Affects Voter Turnout
Differential mobilization effects of even large digital advertising campaigns in presidential elections are likely to be modest.
Study: 2020 Election Resulted In Increased Anxiety And Depression
A review of 2020 Household Pulse Survey data reveals that as an election nears, people in [America] report more depression and anxiety.
COVID-19 And Voter Turnout In The 2020 Election
COVID-death rates depressed turnout somewhat from 2016 levels, contributed to increased use of mail and early-in-person voting.
First Impressions Are Strongly Influenced By Political Partisanship
How we perceive strangers or the impressions we have about them, particularly their faces, is influenced by political partisanship.
Study Finds Expanding Voting Rights Can Reduce Violence
As showcased by the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the extension of voting rights can reduce political violence, study.
How Children Can Contribute To Build Better Democracies
Children are often left out in discussions on participative democracy. Yet, and interestingly so, can contribute to building democracy.