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Political Communication

Campaigns in a New Media Age

The Strategic Collection and Use of Public Opinion Information

Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Support for Energy Policy

Current Research

Political and Science Communication

Druckman has various projects that explore how mass communication influences citizens' opinions. This includes work looking at the impact of partisan media, and how issue framing effects public opinion. Druckman also studies the hurdles and antidotes to effective scientific communication (e.g., with regard to climate change and other scientific issues).

Methodology and Epistemology

Druckman is working on projects focused on publication bias, the intellectual evaluation of political behavior research, and experimental methods.

Sports Politics

Druckman is exploring various issues in college sports including attitudes about Title IX and student-athletes engaging in political protests. He also has related work on pain perceptions in the domain of sports.

Campaigns in a New Media Age: How Candidates Use the World Wide Web to Win Elections

Martin Kifer of High Point University, Michael Parkin of Oberlin College, and Druckman are studying the congressional elections and representation. This is project that has been ongoing since 2002 and involves the coding of nearly 2,000 candidate websites, along with surveys of campaigns and experiments on campaign effects.
Data from this project

“Electoral Consequences of Court Expansion Advocacy: Candidate Support of Court Expansion Does Not Have A Statistically Sigificant Impact on Voting Rates for Vote Choice ” with Aaron Belkin, Working Paper PDF