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Research Articles

2022   Americans' Trust in Government and Health Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Elizabeth Suhay, Aparna Soni, Claudia Persico, and Dave E. Marcotte. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 8(8): 221-244

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2022   Explanations for Inequality and Partisan Polarization in the U.S., 1980-2020. Elizabeth Suhay, Mark Tenenbaum, and Austin Bartola. The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 20(1): 5-36.

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2021   Gender Attitudes and Candidate Preferences in the 2016 US Presidential Primary and General Election. Meri Long, Ryan Dawe, and Elizabeth Suhay. Politics & Gender. Published version

2021   Ideology of Affluence: Rich Americans' Explanations for Inequality and Attitudes toward Redistribution. Elizabeth Suhay, Marko Klasnja, and Gonzalo Rivero. The Journal of Politics 83(1): 367-380.

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2021   Categorizing Professionals’ Perspectives on Environmental Communication with Implications for Graduate Education. Karen L. Akerlof, Taryn Bromser-Kloeden, Kristin Timm . . . Elizabeth Suhay [multi-author publication]. Environmental Communication 15(4): 447-464.

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2019   Student-Run Exit Polls 101. Sarah Croco, Elizabeth Suhay, Rachel Blum, Lilliana Mason, Hans Noel, Jonathan Ladd, and Michael Bailey. PS: Political Science and Politics 52(2): 361-366.

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2018   Partisan Conformity, Social Identity, and the Formation of Policy Preferences. Benjamin Toff and Elizabeth Suhay. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 31(2): 349-367.

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2018   The Role of Anger in the Biased Assimilation of Political Information. Elizabeth Suhay and Cengiz Erisen. Political Psychology 39(4): 793-810.

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2018   Science, Sexuality, and Civil Rights: Does Information on the Causes of Sexual Orientation Change Attitudes? Elizabeth Suhay and Jeremiah Garretson. The Journal of Politics 80(2) 692-696.

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2017   The Polarizing Effects of Online Partisan Criticism: Evidence from Two Experiments. Elizabeth Suhay, Emily Bello-Pardo, and Brianna Maurer. International Journal of Press/Politics 23(1): 95-115.

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2017   Discord over DNA: Politically Contingent Responses to Scientific Research on Genes and Race. Alexandre Morin-Chasse, Elizabeth Suhay, and Toby Jayaratne. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 2(2): 260-299.

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2016   Lay Belief in Biopolitics and Political Prejudice. Elizabeth Suhay, Mark Brandt, and Travis Proulx. Social Psychological and Personality Science 8(2): 173-182.

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2016   Scientific Communication about Biological Influences on Homosexuality and the Politics of Gay Rights. Jeremiah Garretson and Elizabeth Suhay. Political Research Quarterly 69: 17-29.

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2016   Social Norms, Dual Identities, and National Attachment: How the Perceived Patriotism of Group Members Influences Muslim Americans. Elizabeth Suhay, Brian Calfano, and Ryan Dawe. Politics, Groups, & Identities 4(1): 643-679.

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2015   Forging Bonds and Burning Bridges: Polarization and Incivility in Blog Discussions about Occupy Wall Street. Elizabeth Suhay, Allyson Blackwell, Cameron Roche, and Lucien Bruggeman. American Politics Research 43(4): 643-679.

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2015   Explaining Group Influence: The Role of Identity and Emotion in Political Conformity and Polarization. Elizabeth Suhay. Political Behavior 37(1): 221-251.

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2013   Does Biology Justify Ideology? The Politics of Genetic Attribution. Elizabeth Suhay and Toby Jayaratne. Public Opinion Quarterly 77(2): 497-521.

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2011   Authoritarianism, Threat, and Americans’ Support for the War on Terror. Marc Hetherington and Elizabeth Suhay. American Journal of Political Science 55(3): 546-560.

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2008   What Triggers Public Opposition to Immigration? Anxiety, Group Cues, and Immigration Threat. Ted Brader, Nicholas Valentino, and Elizabeth Suhay. American Journal of Political Science 52(4): 959-978. [Reprinted in Howard Lavine, ed. 2010. Political Psychology, Volume II: Public Opinion and Mass Political Behavior. Sage.]

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Edited Volumes

2021   The Politics of Truth in Polarized America. David C. Barker and Elizabeth Suhay, eds. Oxford University Press.


2020   The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Elizabeth Suhay, Bernard Grofman, and Alex Trechsel, eds. Oxford University Press.

Purchase print version / Online version

2015   The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge. Elizabeth Suhay and James N. Druckman, eds.

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 658(1).

Editors' Introduction / Table of Contents

Additional Publications

2020   A Framework for the Study of Electoral Persuasion. Elizabeth Suhay, Bernard Grofman, and Alex Trechsel. 2020. In Suhay, Grofman, and Trechsel (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Oxford University Press.

2019   Recommended Practices for Science Communication with Policymakers. Elizabeth Suhay, Emily Cloyd, Erin Heath, and Erin Nash. School of Public Affairs/American University and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Recommended Practices booklet

2018   Authoritarianism in the Public. Elizabeth Suhay and Brianna Maurer. In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, edited by Sandy Maisel.

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2017   The Politics of Scientific Knowledge. Elizabeth Suhay. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Jon Nussbaum. New York: Oxford.

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2017   Genetic Essentialism. Elizabeth Suhay. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, edited by Fathali Moghaddam. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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2017   Review of Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World
by Bethany Albertson and Shana Kushner Gadarian. Public Opinion Quarterly 8(1): 196-198.

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2016   Review of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won’t Admit It by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban. Perspectives on Politics 14(1): 36-38.

Author PDF / Weeden & Kurzban response

2012   Review of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 by Lori Peek. Political Science Quarterly 126(4): 708-710.

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