Politics blog explores ‘research behind the race’

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the 2016 Presidential Election heats up, Penn State academics are turning their eyes — and their research — toward the ongoing race and the many topics that have made national headlines.

A new blog — Election 2016: Research Behind the Race — collects research-based commentary and insight into many campaign-related topics all in one place. Blog posts explore the presidential election itself, the general state of U.S. politics, timely topics such as the vacant Supreme Court seat, and hot button policy issues, including education, climate science and gun policy.

Penn State has a wide range of faculty members and researchers who contribute to an open, public dialogue on important political issues across the state, nation and world. The views expressed on the site are not those of Penn State. Instead, the commentary and research are those uncovered by Penn State’s scholarly political experts. Visit http://election2016.psu.edu to follow along.

If you’re a researcher who would like to contribute, contact Heather Hottle Robbins in the News and Media Relations office at hrobbins@psu.edu

Last Updated June 17, 2016