Latest from Dan Hopkins

‘Why We’re Polarized’ shows how media, emotion, politicians and more are dividing Americans

Ezra Klein explains the political science for you.
  • Jan 29, 2020

How to make scientific research more trustworthy

Will preaccepting scholarly articles make the results published in political science journals more trustworthy? A conversation.
  • Mar 13, 2015

To understand the emotive part of voters’ decisions, you need numbers

A review of the new book "Double Down" makes an instructive mistake.
  • Nov 4, 2013

How the myth of messaging gets politicians into trouble

Did a false faith in messaging extend the government shutdown?
  • Oct 22, 2013

When campaigning backfires: Did a pro-Obama canvass produce McCain supporters?

When pro-Obama campaigners approached thousands of would-be voters in Wisconsin in 2008, the effort has surprising results--in helping John McCain.
  • Aug 11, 2013

Think messaging will change opinions on Obamacare? Think again.

On its own, new rhetoric isn’t likely to move public opinion.
  • Jul 28, 2013

How the rise of Fox News helped Republican candidates

What the political science research shows about how the emergence of Fox News affected Republican vote totals.
  • Jul 7, 2013

Is it really the GOP’s anti-immigration stances that turn off Latinos?

Here's what political science research tells us about the reasons Latinos shifted toward Obama in the 2012 election.
  • Jun 16, 2013

The political fallout of natural disasters

When tornados or others natural disasters strike, how do voters react, and what do those reactions tell us about voting?
  • May 26, 2013

Does immigration hurt support for the welfare state?

This is an argument you hear more from the European left than the American right. But is it true?
  • May 5, 2013