theory & empirics – Data and code

Inequality and the Pacification of Militant Protest in the United States, 1919-2012

Code for reproducing the graph in our 2018 ISQ article on Liberal Pacification. Read More ›

theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

The Alt-Right is not all Right: On the ideology of Kekistan

Kekistan is mostly right-wing, but with a "long tail" of centrists and leftists. The number one issue priority of Kekistanis is free speech, and Kekistani public opinion includes a large number of contradictory interests each belonging to a small number of people. There is some racism in Kekistan, but that's also in the long-tail, with many other random topics such as cryptocurrency, atheism, anime, Christianity, and AI. Read More ›

theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

Who’s afraid of free speech in the United States?

The pushback against political correctness has led to overly hasty generalizations about leftist opposition to free speech. Survey data tell some surprising stories. Read More ›

theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

The moral foundations of social justice warriors

Are 'Social Justice Warriors' a real ideological faction of the Left, with a unique moral psychology? The first in a multi-part series using 'big data' to understand obscure ideological subcultures. Read More ›

theory & empirics – Original research

What is the effect of comparing Donald Trump to Hitler?

Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump frequently compare him to Adolf Hitler. Does comparing Trump to Hitler decrease support for his policies? We conducted a survey experiment to investigate the causal effect of a Hitler comparison on support for a Trump policy. Read More ›