Why do some politicians cling to power after electoral defeat?

What effect do election processes, protests, social media, electoral rules, integrity, and voter outcomes have on an incumbent's decision to respect an election result or fight to retain office? A paper published in the Journal ...

Americans' trust in institutions to handle COVID-19 is fading

According to the latest results from an ongoing survey of Americans' opinions about the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans' trust is fraying in their institutions' ability to respond—especially with regard to the police, in whom ...

How moral obligation drives protest

Researchers have long studied the motives that inspire people to join in collective action. Three factors have received particular attention: anger caused by apparent social injustice; belief in the efficacy of collective ...

Study: With Twitter, race of the messenger matters

When NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the ensuing debate took traditional and social media by storm. University of Kansas researchers have ...

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