Digital Democracy Cluster

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Led by Catie Snow Bailard, the Digital Democracy cluster at IDDP conducts research to reveal how perceptions and narratives online about racial demographics affect the way 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.