Lynn Vavreck and Chris Tausanovitch have been surveying Americans to discover what drives voters.
Voting will begin at Ackerman Union on Feb. 22 and conclude on Election Day, March 3. In addition, the Hammer Museum will be a vote center.
With regret, we have agreed to step aside as the site of the debate rather than become a potential distraction during this vitally important time in our country’s history.
National Science Foundation grant supports the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey in bringing together young scholars from across the country.
The event, to be held Oct. 10 at Royce Hall, will be part of the Luskin Lecture Series, which fosters public discussion on issues related to the betterment of society.
New report found a significant increase in Latino ballots cast in several states during the November 2018 elections.
Researchers who are part of the multi-university Collaborative Multiethnic Post-Election Survey met on campus to prepare for the 2020 elections.
A national network of researchers gathered at UCLA to dissect findings on race, ethnicity and politics all derived from the same innovative and singular data set.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students get a valuable lesson in voting and elections from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan.
Dean Gary Segura sees parallels between California history and current national debate over immigration.
The wave of protests that erupted after Donald J. Trump’s unexpected presidential victory was no surprise to Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, an assistant professor in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy.
Misunderstanding voters’ feelings, the natural unreliability of polling and insufficient skepticism from journalists contributed to predictions showing Hillary Clinton would be president.
Stuart Gabriel notes that the unusual 2016 election cycle reveals the shortcomings of using such an indicator.
Lynn Vavreck notes that ads using someone’s own words against them register as more memorable and truthful to voters, a strategy Clinton has used several times.
UCLA research report shows the candidate’s voters live in communities less affected by immigration from Mexico and trade with China.
As part of the UCLA history department’s “Why History Matters” series, the panelists discussed demagogues, the media and gender dynamics in the contest between Clinton and Trump.
Lynn Vavreck, Matt Barreto and Bill Schneider discuss the campaigns and the American electorate. More events are upcoming.
A UCLA political scientist and an American University political historian talked about the key factors in the presidential election Tuesday night before a packed crowd at the Hammer Museum.
David Shulman outlines why he will reluctantly vote for a Democrat in November, how Donald Trump betrays American values and what Republicans need to do to regain their party.
Law professor Adam Winkler writes that even if Congress hasn’t really tightened federal firearm laws, the NRA has lost its chokehold on the debate.
University of California President Janet Napolitano writes that to help ensure America’s future, scientists must serve as ambassadors to the public.
UCLA’s Lynn Vavreck writes in The New York Times that people’s opinions about abortion tend to converge when they’re asked to evaluate specific situations rather than simply express support or opposition.
That most people have never heard of Hatshepsut — a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, who was the greatest female ruler of the ancient world — is emblematic of the challenges women have always faced in politics, writes UCLA Egyptologist Kara Cooney.
UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck writes in The New York Times that if the Democrats lose the Senate, it would follow recent electoral history for the party of an unpopular president. Also, watch a video of Vavreck speaking about political TV ads.