Publications

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Brian F. Schaffner and Samantha C. Luks. “Misinformation or Expressive Responding? What an inauguration crowd can tell us about the source of political misinformation in surveys." Public Opinion Quarterly. Forthcoming. Supplementary information is here.

Schaffner, Brian F., Matthew MacWilliams, and Tatishe Nteta. “Understanding White Polarization in the 2016 Vote for President: The Sobering Role of Racism and Sexism.” Political Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Hersh, Eitan and Brian F. Schaffner. “Post-Materialist Particularism: What Petitions Can Tell Us about Biases in the Policy Agenda." American Politics Research. Forthcoming.

Costa, Mia and Brian F. Schaffner. “How Gender Conditions the way Citizens Evaluate and Engage with their Representatives." Political Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Jesse H. Rhodes and Brian F. Schaffner. 2017. "Testing Models of Unequal Representation: Democratic Populists and Republican Oligarchs?", Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 12: No. 2, pp 185-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/100.00016077

Costa, Mia, Kaylee T. Johnson, and Brian F. Schaffner. "Rethinking Representation from a Communal Perspective." Political Behavior. Forthcoming.

Rishab Nithyanand, Brian Schaffner, and Phillipa Gill. 2017. “Measuring Offensive Speech in Online Political Discourse.” USENIX FOCI 2017.

Schaffner, Brian and Cameron Roche. 2017."Misinformation and Motivated Reasoning: Responses to Economic News in a Politicized Environment." Public Opinion Quarterly. Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 86 - 110.

Ansolabehere, Stephen and Brian Schaffner. 2015."Distractions: The Incidence and Consequences of Interruptions for Survey Respondents." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology. Vol 3, No. 2, pp. 216-239..

Desmarais, Bruce, Vincent G. Moscardelli, Brian F. Schaffner, and Michael Kowal. 2015.``Measuring Legislative Collaboration: The Senate Press Events Network.''Social Networks. Vol. 40, pp. 43-54.

David L. Eckles, Cindy D. Kam, Cherie Maestas, and Brian F. Schaffner. 2014. ``Risk Attitudes and the Incumbency Advantage.'' Political Behavior, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 731-49.

Ansolabehere, Stephen D. and Brian F. Schaffner. 2014. ``Does Survey Mode Still Matter? Findings From a 2010 Multi-Mode Comparison.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 285-303.

Ray La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner. “The Effects of Campaign Finance Spending Bans on Electoral Outcomes: Evidence From the States.” Electoral Studies, Vol. 33, pp. 102-14.

Brian F. Schaffner. “Support at any Distance? The Role of Location and Prejudice in Public Opposition to the ‘Ground Zero Mosque.’ ” PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 753-59.

Eitan Hersh and Brian F. Schaffner. 2013. “Targeted Campaign Appeals and the Value of Ambiguity.” Journal of Politics, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 520-534.

Tatishe Nteta and Brian F. Schaffner. 2013. “Substance and Symbolism: Race, Ethnicity, and Campaign Appeals in the United States.” Political Communication, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 232-253.

Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner. 2011. "Explaining the Unpopularity of Public Funding for Congressional Elections." Electoral Studies. Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 525-533.

David L. Eckles and Brian F. Schaffner. 2011. "Risk Tolerance and Support for Potential Military Interventions." Public Opinion Quarterly. Vol. 75, No. 3. pp. 533-544.

Brian F. Schaffner. 2011. “Racial Salience and the Obama Vote.” Political Psychology. Vol. 32, No. 6, pp.  963-988.

Maryann Barakso, Jessica Gerrity, and Brian F. Schaffner. 2011. “Assessing the Importance of Financial and Human Capital for Interest Group Sector Strength across American Communities.” British Journal of Political Science. Vol 41. pp. 557 - 580.

Stephen D. Ansolabehere and Brian F. Schaffner. 2010. “Residential Mobility, Family Structure, and the Cell-Only Population.” Public Opinion Quarterly.

David L. Eckles and Brian F. Schaffner. “Loss Aversion and the Framing of the Health Care Reform Debate.” The Forum. Vol. 8 No. 1.

Alicia Prevost and Brian F. Schaffner. 2008. “Digital Divide or Just Another Absentee Ballot? Evaluating Internet Voting in the 2004 Michigan Democratic Primary.” American Politics Research. Vol. 36, No. 4.

Maryann Barakso and Brian F. Schaffner. 2008. “Exit, Voice, and Interest Group Governance.” American Politics Research. Vol. 36, No. 2.

Patrick J. Sellers and Brian F. Schaffner.  2007. “Winning Coverage in the U.S. Senate.” Political Communication. Vol. 24, No. 4.

Brian F. Schaffner. 2007. “Political Parties and the Representativeness of Legislative Committees.” Legislative Studies Quarterly. Vol. 32, No. 3.

Brian F. Schaffner, Matthew J. Streb and Gerald C. Wright.  2007.  “A New Look at the Republican Bias in Nonpartisan Elections.” Political Research Quarterly. Vol. 60, No. 2.

Brian F. Schaffner. 2006. “Local News Coverage and the Incumbency Advantage in the U.S. House.”  Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 31, No. 4.

Maryann Barakso and Brian F. Schaffner. 2006. “Winning Coverage: News Media Portrayals of the Women’s Movement, 1969-2004.” Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Vol. 11, No. 4.

Brian F. Schaffner. 2006. “The Political Geography of Campaign Advertising in U.S. House Elections.” Political Geography Vol. 25, No.7.

Brian F. Schaffner and Nenad Senic.  2006. “Rights or Benefits? Explaining the Sexual Identity Gap in American Political Behavior.”  Political Research Quarterly.  Vol. 59, No.1.

Brian F. Schaffner.  2005.  “Priming Gender: Campaigning on Women’s Issues in U.S. Senate Elections.”  American Journal of Political Science.  Vol. 49, No. 4.

Brian F. Schaffner, Michael Wagner and Jonathan Winburn. 2004. “Incumbents Out, Party In? Term Limits and Partisan Redistricting in State Legislatures.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly Vol. 4, No. 4.

Brian F. Schaffner and Mark Gadson.  2004.  “Reinforcing Stereotypes? Race and Local Coverage of U.S. House Members.”  Social Science Quarterly Vol. 85, No. 3.

Schaffner, Brian F., Wendy Schiller, and Patrick Sellers.  2003.  “Tactical and Contextual Determinants of U.S. Senators’ Approval Ratings.”  Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 28, No. 2.

Schaffner, Brian F. and Patrick Sellers.  2003.  “The Structural Determinants of Local Congressional News Coverage.”  Political Communication Vol. 20, No. 1.

Wright, Gerald C. and Brian F. Schaffner.  2002.  “The Influence of Party: Evidence from State Legislatures.”  American Political Science Review Vol. 96, No. 2.

Schaffner, Brian F. and Matthew J. Streb.  2002.  “The Partisan Heuristic in Low Information Elections.”  Public Opinion Quarterly Vol. 66, No. 4.

Schaffner, Brian F., Matthew J. Streb and Gerald C. Wright.  2001. “Teams Without Uniforms: The Nonpartisan Ballot in State and Local Elections.” Political Research Quarterly Vol. 54, No. 1.