How to encourage the occasional voter to cast a ballot

Despite a cumulative increase of nearly 10 percent in voter turnout in Canadian federal elections between 2008 and 2015, the country's voter turnout rates remain moderate. And they're about 20 percent lower than they were ...

Social media use increases Latino political participation

Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media ...

How tolerance for incivility affects political participation

The internet can be a Wild West where anything goes, especially when it comes to what people say to one another. Indeed, scrolling through an online comments section can provide a glimpse into how ruthless—sometimes downright ...

American national election studies data available

With public responses on polarizing political issues, such as immigration and trade, the latest data from the American National Election Studies at the University of Michigan is now available.

Islamophobia stops young Muslims playing bigger role in politics

A study carried out by academics at Newcastle University and the University of St Andrews found that the majority of young Muslims in Scotland are actively engaged in politics and public life, driven by an interest in political ...

States with expanded Medicaid program saw higher voter turnout

Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been used by political parties in attempts to mobilize voters. In a new study, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at the University ...

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