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Resources for data-driven research on the political behavior of the mass public (especially the voting public). Topics include political preferences, knowledge, socialization, learning, and engagement. Most datasets are public opinion surveys. Also see voting & elections (for voter turnout and vote choice) and migration & citizenship (for immigration policy preferences).
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Racial Segregation in American Prisons: How Widespread?
Racial segregation seems to be standard practice in prison. Prisoners are assigned to cells or cell block based on their race. Separating prisoners by race is deemed necessary for safety, […]

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New Pol. Behavior Articles with Replication Data
Attacking the Weak or the Strong? An Experiment on the Targets of Parochial AltruismSimon Varaine; Ismaƫl Benslimane; Raul Magni-Berton; Paolo Crosetto (2023)
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Economic Self-Interest and Americans' Redistributive, Class, and Racial Attitudes: The Case of Economic InsecurityCody Melcher (2023)
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Is a Rational Politics of Disaster Possible? Making Useful Decisions for Others in an Experimental Disaster GameTalbot M. Andrews; Andrew W. Delton; Reuben Kline (2023)
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Temperature and Outgroup DiscriminationDonghyun Danny Choi; Mathias Poertner; Nicholas Sambanis (2023)
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(Mis-)Estimating Affective Polarization*James Druckman; Samara Klar; *Yanna Krupnikov; *Matthew Levendusky; John Ryan (2022)
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(Young) Generations As Social Identities: The Role of Latino*Millennial/Generation Z in Shaping Attitudes About Climate ChangeAshley Ross; Stella Rouse (2022)
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Ambitious Women: Gender and Voter Perceptions of Candidate AmbitionSparsha Saha; Ana Catalano Weeks (2022)
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Anti-Normative Messaging, Group Cues,and the Nuclear Ban TreatyStephen Herzog; Jonathon Baron; Rebecca Davis Gibbons (2022)
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