Led by Andrew I. Thompson, this cluster pursues research about how perceptions and narratives online about racial demographics affect how people think about democracy. This cluster is motivated by work in political science, psychology, economics, and sociology, and uses experimental, survey and machine learning methods to investigate these major questions. For example, Prof. Thompson is developing a set of projects on how different narratives of the future majority-minority flip motivates Americans’ anti-democratic attitudes. Overall, this cluster investigates how the rise of multiracial democracy–and challenges to that rise–have had substantial social consequences around the world.
Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics
School of Media and Public Affairs
The George Washington University