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What Do Our Ancestral Family Ties Say About Our Political Beliefs?

The first institution we experience in life is family. As long as humans have existed, they have gathered in groups...

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New Center to Focus on Information Networks and Democracy

Directed by Sandra González-Bailón and co-directed by Yphtach Lelkes, the Center for Information Networks and Democracy will analyze the benefits and risks of digital technologies for political and civic engagement.

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Radicalization at a Glance: Penn Media Accountability Project Launches Interactive Data Dashboard

As part of its Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP), the Computational Social Science Lab launches the first in a series of interactive data visualizations designed to make their research accessible and engaging.

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Doctoral Candidate Tyler Leigh Awarded Rapoport Grant

The Rapoport Family Foundation grant will support Leigh’s dissertation research on freedom of expression.

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Democracy Amid Crises: New Book From Annenberg Institutions of Democracy Collaborative

With the nation gripped by four interlocking crises, the 2020 election cycle was one of the most turbulent in U.S...

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From Crisis Communications to Dissecting a Decade of TV News

Wolken is a third-year student in Communication and Political Science.

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Pre-Pandemic Conspiratorial Mindset Predicted Hesitance to Accept Covid-19 Vaccine

A new study finds that acceptance of pre-pandemic conspiracy theories has an association with acceptance of Covid-19 conspiracy theories.

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Misperceptions Between Political Parties Could Erode Democracy in the U.S.

A new study finds that while most Americans share democratic values, Democrats and Republicans suspect members of the opposing party do not.

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Annenberg Conversations to Focus on Public Service in a Time of Polarization in 2022-2023 Academic Year

This year's Annenberg Conversations event series will focus on civic engagement during turbulent times.

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Intervention Video from the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab Wins Stanford University’s Strengthening Democracy Challenge

The video reduced anti-democratic attitudes, support for partisan violence, and partisan animosity among 32,000 Americans.