Are you voting for a populist candidate?
Study highlights potential for populist leaders to undermine democracy.
How is Europe responding to the coronavirus pandemic?
In hard-hit Europe, responses to COVID-19 could be lessons for the global community, says political economist Jana Grittersova
Movement for census awareness swells in Inland Empire
In a two-county region at risk of an undercount, grassroots momentum has grown to ensure participation in the 2020 census
The consequences of calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’
Political scientist Kim Yi Dionne explains why responses to COVID-19 reveal a failure to learn from history
Research finds support for ‘Trump effect’
Racially inflammatory speech by political elites can embolden members of the public to express their own prejudice
AAPI Data releases mapping tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Ahead of census, UCR-based research initiative offers resource to better understand fastest-growing racial groups in U.S.
Political scientist’s book takes honest look at sanctuary cities
In his new book, Loren Collingwood traces the history of — and attitudes toward — contemporary U.S. sanctuary policies
Center for Social Innovation launches regional platform for public discourse
The SoCal Policy Forum platform is a collaboration between UCR and Southern California News Group
What was behind 'vote switching' in the 2016 election?
Study pinpoints concerns about race and immigration — not economic ones — as likely determinants of vote switching
Pushing back against poverty
Mark Sebarrotin said UCR was his shot at the California dream; now, he wants to help others achieve their dream, too.
Female presidents are held to higher standards than males
An analysis of presidential approval ratings reveals truths about gender biases
Loveridge Fellows get a crash course in state politics
UC Riverside expands its presence in California’s capital
The future of the town hall is online
Kevin Esterling’s advice to tech companies? Listen to — and learn from — political scientists
How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy
Groundbreaking study finds increased support for punitive immigration legislation in districts with privately owned or managed ICE detention facilities
Research suggests Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ produced rare shift in public opinion
Far from its intended effect, the ban generated public opposition to the policy, according to a study co-authored by UCR’s Loren Collingwood