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July 12, 2021
As places like Utah, Arizona, Michigan, and Maryland gear up to hold local elections this summer and fall, history predicts that they will see an average of 29–37% fewer voters than they would were their elections held “on cycle,” in tandem with state and federal elections.
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February 12, 2021
The study found that fathers who had more sons were more likely to vote for a stronger national government than fathers of daughters, who preferred a weaker national government with greater state authority.
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October 26, 2020
A new BYU study shows that contrary to many assumptions, military service has historically predicted greater civic participation — involvement in formal, purposeful social organizations — later in life.
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August 26, 2020
Researchers evaluated over 40 million individual voting records and found the system is unlikely to advantage Democrats, disadvantage Republicans.
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March 13, 2019
David Magleby reflects on 40 years at BYU
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December 17, 2018
It’s the political scientist’s often-asked chicken and egg: does a person’s political party or policy attitudes come first?
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July 24, 2018
A new study from a BYU political science professor shows texting information about politicians' corruption can improve democratic election outcomes.

 

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July 09, 2018
With a Supreme-Court-nominee recently announced and a contentious approval process looming, a BYU political science professor is raising questions about some of the problems associated with the nomination process. 

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October 23, 2017
Scroll through Twitter or watch an NFL game and you’ll quickly remember we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. According to BYU researchers, politicians’ penchant for violent language isn’t helping.

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November 02, 2016
With Utah considered a “tossup” in the Presidential election, all eyes will be on the Utah Colleges Exit Poll and its KBYU broadcast Tuesday night when voting booths close at 8 p.m.

 

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October 09, 2016
Professor Jessica Preece has authored several new studies that show how women respond to efforts recruiting them to run for political office. 

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September 17, 2012
New experiments in group decision making show that having a seat at the table is very different than having a voice.

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