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Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics
Partisanship seems to affect factual beliefs about politics. For example, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say that the deficit rose during the Clinton administration; Democrats are moreExpand
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Do Perceptions of Ballot Secrecy Influence Turnout? Results from a Field Experiment
Although the secret ballot has long been secured as a legal matter in the United States, formal secrecy protections are not equivalent to convincing citizens that they may vote privately and withoutExpand
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Motivational interviewing as a behavioral intervention to increase HAART adherence in patients who are HIV-positive: A systematic review of the literature
Abstract As HIV infection rates continue to rise, more and more people are faced with a complex, life-altering highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimen. With some researchers reporting asExpand
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Sources of Bias in Retrospective Decision Making: Experimental Evidence on Voters’ Limitations in Controlling Incumbents
Are citizens competent to assess the performance of incumbent politicians? Observational studies cast doubt on voter competence by documenting several biases in retrospective assessments ofExpand
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Candidate Faces and Election Outcomes: Is the Face–Vote Correlation Caused by Candidate Selection?
We estimate the effect of candidate appearance on vote choice in congressional elections using an original survey instrument. Based on estimates of the facial competence of 972 congressionalExpand
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Identifying the Effect of All-Mail Elections on Turnout: Staggered Reform in the Evergreen State
What effect does moving to all-mail elections have on participation? On one hand, all registered voters automatically receive a ballot to return by mail at their convenience. On the other hand, theExpand
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Learning Together Slowly: Bayesian Learning about Political Facts
  • S. Hill
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Politics
  • 16 August 2017
Although many studies suggest that voters learn about political facts with prejudice toward their preexisting beliefs, none have fully characterized all inputs to Bayes’ Rule, leaving uncertaintyExpand
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A Disconnect in Representation? Comparison of Trends in Congressional and Public Polarization
While it is widely agreed that Congress has polarized over the past 40 years, there is considerable disagreement about the extent of public polarization and its connection to congressionalExpand
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Institution of Nomination and the Policy Ideology of Primary Electorates
  • S. Hill
  • Political Science
  • 16 December 2015
Many hypothesize that the divergence between Democratic and Republican members of Congress is partly attributable to partisan primary elections. Yet most empirical evidence on the influence ofExpand
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Representativeness and Motivations of the Contemporary Donorate: Results from Merged Survey and Administrative Records
Only a small portion of Americans make campaign donations, yet because ambitious politicians need these resources, this group may be particularly important for shaping political outcomes. WeExpand
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