Scholars from Dartmouth University, the University of Texas, and Georgia State University are conducting real-world experiments to learn about how media can more effectively fact check political leaders and expose readers to more diverse points of view.
Researchers at Tufts University will evaluate the outcomes of a series of experiments supported by the Democracy Fund to enhance the quality of civic participation in the 2012 election.
Meridian Institute will research how different types of stakeholders from across the political spectrum think about the role of money in politics in it in order to find new ways to support bi-partisan dialogue and problem solving.
CFI will convene a diverse group of scholars from across the political spectrum to assess what we know about money in politics and identify the most important research questions that must be addressed in the future.
CED will survey business leaders in order to better understand their attitudes and views about campaign financing and the US political system.
Researchers at Fordham and other partner universities will conduct a series of field experiments to learn more about the role of money in the American political system and to assess the value of different reforms.
A group of technology and policy experts will produce a report that recommends how New York State could use technology to modernize compliance and reporting of campaign finance contributions under a proposed small-donor matching system.
A research team working with Fund for the Republic will survey conservative leaders in order to better understand their attitudes and views about campaign financing and the US political system.
Leading researchers from MIT, Harvard, and several other universities will compile best practices in the administration of elections in order to inform the practices of local election officials as well as the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.
The Foundation Center will develop a common taxonomy to categorize the types of grants made to support political reform and develop an interactive map to show how nonprofits working on political reform in the US are funded.
A team of researchers from several universities will study whether ranked choice voting produces more civil campaign behavior by looking at current elections in 2013 and 2014, as well as historical records from elections in past cycles.
E2E encryption and election system scientists, usability specialists, audit and voting system testing experts will join with election officials to specify and evaluate a new approach to secure, online voting for military, overseas and disabled voters.