A selection of papers, posters, and theses voluntarily deposited by students in the department of Political Science.

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Submissions from 2017

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Partisanship and Fear of Terrorism, Jake Bishop

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Man v Nature: American Fears of the Environment, Hannah Brower

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A Shot in the Dark: Public Opinion on Gun Control in the United States, Mollie Cameron

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The Man Behind the Curtain: Who is Really Pulling the Strings?, Josie Chan

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Foreign Policy Brief: North Korean Nuclear Weapons, Jacob Chobanian

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Abortion in the Court: The Impact of Abortion Views on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court, Robert Heins

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bot? The American Fear of Technology in the 21st Century, Callan Keeter

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The Secret Users Guide for Liberals, Independents, and Conservatives to win the White House: Demographics and Political Ideologies, Cassandra Medina

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Democracy at Stake: Which Media Outlets are harming Voter Turnout?, Ryan Shiri

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Too Much Democracy?: Trends in American Public Opinion of Israel, Alexander Thomas

Submissions from 2016

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American Voter Attitudes Towards Divided Government, Tyler Ferrari

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Political Psychology: The Effect of Presidential Candidate Traits on Voters’ Opinions, Claire Gatzke

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Contributing Factors to Perspectives on Gun Regulations, Syd Kotar

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The Oval Office is Ready for Madame President: Predictors and Support, Brittney E. Souza

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Has the American Electorate Changed its Concept of an Ideal President? Candidate Traits and Their Impact on Voter Favorability, Bennett Tuleja

Submissions from 2015

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The Angry Electorate - Affect and Voting Decision Making, Negeen Amirieh

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Economic Voting: Election Outcomes at the Toss of a Coin?, Damaris Bangean

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Political Participation of Millennials in the United States and Western Europe, Jenny Bhatia

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American Perceptions of Iran, Avery Bissett

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Muslim-Americans and Party Identification, Brianna Blaschke

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Terrorism Through American Eyes, Jacob Blaznek

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Voter Trust and the Power of Direct Democracy: An Exploration into the Importance of Legitimate Forms of Governing in a Democracy, Emma Brent

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Gender Gap in the Environmental Movement, NIcholas Burghard

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Perceptions of Immigration in America, Manuel Cardoza

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News Media Consumption as a Generational Phenomenon and the Relationship to Perceptions of Civic Duty in the American Electorate, Kelsey Cena

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Predictors of Support for a Woman President, Frances Chang

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Yo Soy Latino: Does My Vote Matter?, Jonathan Charres

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Negative Campaigns and Their Influence on Voter Attitudes, Estefan Colindres

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Campaign Donations and Political Efficacy, Lauren Ewashko

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Judicial Activism’s Effect on Judicial Elections, Nick Fernandes

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Humanitarian and Military Interventions: Understanding Where Isolationists and Internationalists Diverge, Rachel Fox

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Voting Preference, Religion and Ethnicity’s Impact on Party Identification, Benjamin Gourley

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The Effect of Voter Identification Laws on Voter Turnout, Robert Heins

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Re-Examining the Gender Gap: What Are "Women's Issues"?, Katerina Ioannides

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Young Voter Turnout, Conner Larkin

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Attitudes Towards Immigration in the United States, Tianna M. Martinez

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Partisanship and Foreign Policy, Sauran Mussin

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Bowling Online: Youth, Participatory Politics, and New Media, Kathryn Newburn

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Gun Control and Public Opinion, Jessica J. Nicholas

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Muslim Stereotypes and Nuclear Iran, David S. Norick

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Political Activism and Trust in Government, Josh Nudelman

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Media Use and International Engagement, Brenna Parish

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Support for Welfare, Matthew Reminick

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Crime Media, Punitiveness, and Fear, Robert Roussel

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Campaign Finance Makes America Go Round: A Demographic Study of Individual Campaign Contributions, Geneva Sherman

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Campaign Finance Makes America Go ‘Round: Individual Campaign Contributions and the Effects of Citizens United on the American Election System, Geneva Sherman

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Civics and Politics: Does Civic Education affect Levels of Political Knowledge?, Lauren Siaumau

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Influences on Perceptions of Income Inequality, Deepak Sithu

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The Public Choice Theory in Public Opinion, Dorji Tshoden

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Opinions on the Affordable Care Act: The Role of Self-Interest, Bradley J. West

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The Decline of Marginal Districts in Congressional Elections, Daniel Zimmerman

Submissions from 2014

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American Identity and Party Affiliation, Erika Aranda

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The Relationship between the American Government and Society: Congressman John O’Connor and New York’s 16th District during the Great Depression, Kristine Avena

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Iranian Nuclear Proliferation and Sanctions, Bailey Nicole Burlingame

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Post Obama: Discrimination toward African Americans Remains a Major Problem in America, Mackenzie Carl

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Who Do You Trust?: An Analysis of Public Perception Towards Government, Pilar Fabregas

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Absentee Voting & Expanding Electoral Participation, Alyse Marie Frederick

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Challenging Conventional Campaign Wisdom, Bradley Joyner

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Why Youth Voters Have Lower Participation, Christine Lathrop and Shaia Araghi

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Technology and Political Participation, Chris Molina

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The Highly Political Supreme Court, Riley Lane Munks

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Factors that Shape U.S. Public Opinion on Foreign Policy, Julianne O'Connor

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The Effects of Social Media and the Internet on Political Participation, Leslie Orozco

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Gender, War, and Politics, Madeline Robinson

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China-Based Industrial Espionage, Joel Savary

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Duverger’s Law and Strategic Voting in Large Scale Elections, Caleb Sturges

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Obama 2008: An Origin for Post-Racial America?, Calah Vargas