Partisan polarization causes significant stress and worry among Americans and polarization may be influencing their health, study.
Election Science articles
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Dictators in the 21 century are different – they’re “spin” dictatorships that manipulate info. They pose as Democrats and hold elections.
Higher education is now seen as a new political cleavage, with level of education increasingly important in describing political attitudes.
Predicting future stress associated to political elections can impair people’s emotional well-being before anything happens, study.
Brain scans of people collected as they performed various tasks perfectly predicted whether they were conservative or liberal.
Jackdaws use a “democratic” process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, scientists have discovered.
Well-prepared institutions are those, among other things, incorporate new staff or equipment maintenance into their budgets, study.
Politicians wrongly assume their self-interests are compatible with constituents’ interests, the rich tend to have more access to them.
In contrast to the findings of the 1960s an update to the socialization literature shows adolescents today are just as polarized as adults.
People with authoritarian views, left or right, have surprisingly similar behaviors and psychological characteristics, a new study finds.