D. Sunshine Hillygus
Duke University
Political sciencePublic administrationPublic relationsVotingPolitics
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#1D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)H-Index: 17
#2Jesse Lopez (Duke University)H-Index: 1
#1John B. Holbein (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 5
#2D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)H-Index: 17
#1Christopher A. Bail (Duke University)H-Index: 11
#2Brian Guay (Duke University)H-Index: 1
Last. Alexander Volfovsky (Duke University)H-Index: 6
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There is widespread concern that Russia and other countries have launched social-media campaigns designed to increase political divisions in the United States. Though a growing number of studies analyze the strategy of such campaigns, it is not yet known how these efforts shaped the political attitudes and behaviors of Americans. We study this question using longitudinal data that describe the attitudes and online behaviors of 1,239 Republican and Democratic Twitter users from late 2017 merged w...
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#1Olanrewaju Akande (Duke University)H-Index: 2
#2Gabriel J. MadsonH-Index: 1
Last. Jerome P. ReiterH-Index: 35
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When handling nonresponse, government agencies and survey organizations typically are forced to make strong, and potentially unrealistic, assumptions about the reasons why values are missing. We present a framework that enables users to reduce reliance on such assumptions by leveraging information from auxiliary data sources, such as administrative databases, on the marginal distributions of the survey variables. We use the framework to impute missing values in voter turnout in the U.S. Current ...
#1Gabriel J. Madson (Duke University)H-Index: 1
#2D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)H-Index: 17
Do Americans consider polling results an objective source of information? Experts tend to evaluate the credibility of polls based on the survey methods used, vendor track record, and data transparency, but it is unclear if the public does the same. In two different experimental studies—one focusing on candidate evaluations in the 2016 U.S. election and one on a policy issue—we find a significant factor in respondent assessments of polling credibility to be the poll results themselves. Respondent...
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Last. Caroline CarlsonH-Index: 2
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#1Maurice M. Ohayon (Stanford University)H-Index: 72
#2Michael PaskowH-Index: 5
Last. Max Hirshkowitz (Stanford University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Objectives The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) sought to test, refine, and add statistical rigor to its previously described provisional Sleep Satisfaction Tool (SST). The tool assesses the general population's sleep satisfaction. Design In 2017, NSF created a provisional tool through systematic literature review and an expert consensus panel process. This tool was expanded, refined, and tested through an open-ended survey, 2 rounds of cognitive testing, and a national survey of a rando...
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#1John B. Holbein (BYU: Brigham Young University)H-Index: 5
#2D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)H-Index: 17
Last. Matthew A. LenardH-Index: 2
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Recent work has shown that individuals’ participatory habits are locked-in by early adulthood. Yet, we know little about the early origins of these patterns. In this paper, we explore the childhood and early adolescent roots of civic attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, we examine whether a bundle of general motivational attributes captured by grit — the ability to persevere in the pursuit of goals — are relevant for early civic engagement. Using a unique large-scale survey of students linked ...
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#2Brian GuayH-Index: 1