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Clayton, Katherine. 2023. "Understanding Public Attitudes toward Restrictive Voting Laws in the United States.Forthcoming, Research and Politics.

Clayton, Katherine, and Robb Willer. 2023. "Endorsements from Republican Politicians Can Increase Confidence in Elections." Forthcoming, Research and Politics.

Clayton, Katherine, Jordan Horrillo and Paul M. Sniderman. 2023."The BIAT and the AMP As Measures of Racial Prejudice in Political Science: A Methodological Assessment.Political Science Research and Methods 11 (2): 363–373.

Clayton, Katherine, Charles Crabtree and Yusaku Horiuchi. 2022. "The Limited Impact of Identity Frames on Support for Multiracial Candidates."Journal of Experimental Political Science 10 (1): 112–123.

Carey, John M., Katherine Clayton, Gretchen Helmke, Brendan Nyhan, Mitch Sanders, and Susan Stokes. 2022. "Who Will Defend Democracy? Evaluating Tradeoffs in Candidate Support Among Partisan Donors and Voters."Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 32: 230-245.

Clayton, Katherine, Nicholas T. Davis, Brendan Nyhan, Ethan Porter, Timothy J. Ryan, and Thomas J. Wood. 2021. "Elite Rhetoric Can Undermine Democratic Norms.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (23): e2024125118.

Clayton, Katherine, Christine Finley, D.J. Flynn, Meredith Graves, and Brendan Nyhan. 2021. "Evaluating the Effects of Vaccine Messaging on Immunization Intentions and Behavior: Evidence from Two Randomized Controlled Trials in Vermont.Vaccine 39 (40): 5909-5917.

Clayton, Katherine, Yusaku Horiuchi and Jeremy Ferwerda. 2021. “Exposure to Immigration and Admissions Preferences: Evidence from France.” Political Behavior 43: 175-200.

Clayton, Katherine, Brendan Nyhan, and Dartmouth undergraduate students. 2020. “Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact-Check Banners in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media.Political Behavior 42: 1073-1095.

Carey, John M., Kevin R. Carman, Katherine Clayton, Yusaku Horiuchi, Mala Htun, and Brittany Ortiz. 2020. “Who Wants to Hire a More Diverse Faculty? A Conjoint Analysis of Faculty and Student Preferences for Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity.Politics, Groups, and Identities 8(3): 535-553.

Clayton, Katherine, Yusaku Horiuchi, and Dartmouth undergraduate students. 2019. “Partisan Motivated Reasoning and Misinformation in the Media: Is News from Ideologically Uncongenial Sources More Suspicious?Japanese Journal of Political Science 20(3): 129-142.


Designed a top-performing intervention entitled "Democratic Fear" in "Megastudy identifying successful interventions to strengthen Americans’ democratic attitudes" for the Strengthening Democracy Challenge with Michael Tomz, 2022. 


"Why the January 6 hearings could be a game changer," with Robb Willer, 2022. CNN Opinion.


"If the GOP’s civil war keeps up, voters are likely to flee," 2021. The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post.

"How the media describes Kamala Harris’s ethnicity doesn’t affect what voters think of her," with Charles Crabtree and Yusaku Horiuchi, 2020. The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post.

"It’s college admissions season, and students are looking for diverse campuses," with John Carey and Yusaku Horiuchi, 2020. The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post.

Party, Policy, Democracy and Candidate Choice in U.S. Elections,” with John Carey, Gretchen Helmke, Sue Stokes, and Mitch Sanders, 2018. Bright Line Watch.

Academic Excellence still Paramount but Students Clearly Favour Greater Diversity in Admissions and Faculty Recruitment,” with John Carey, Simon Hix, and Yusaku Horiuchi, 2017. LSE Impact Blog.


Dissertation Project:

  • Paper 1: "The Public's Response to Incremental Democratic Backsliding"

  • Paper 2: Interventions to Help Citizens Identify Incremental Democratic Backsliding

    • Study currently being fielded as part of the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) Special Competition for Young Investigators​; data collection to be completed by December 2023

  • Paper 3: Can the Threat of Democratic Collapse Engage Young People with Democracy?

    • Study currently in progress with support from the Bridging Divides & Strengthening Democracy Field Test Grant ($40,000)​


"Megastudy identifying effective interventions to strengthen Americans’ democratic attitudes," with Jan Gerrit Voelkel (corresponding author) and 83 additional co-authors. Revise-and-resubmit.


"Correcting Measurement Error Bias in Conjoint Analysis," with Yusaku Horiuchi, Aaron Kaufman, Gary King, and Mayya Komisarchik. Under review.

"The Effects of Convenience Voting on Democratic Values, Political Efficacy, and Electoral Trust," with Emilee Chapman. Under review.

"The Stability of Not-In-My-Backyard Attitudes toward Refugees: Evidence from the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis," with Jeremy Ferwerda and Yusaku Horiuchi. 

"Communicating with Voters to Build Trust in the U.S. Election System," with Olivier Bergeron-Boutin, Thad Kousser, Brendan Nyhan, and Lauren Prather.

"Best Practices for Bad Stimuli," with Ethan Porter, Yamil Velez, and Tom Wood.

"Public Support for Structural Democratic Reforms," with Alia Braley, Brendan Nyhan, and Robb Willer.


"Three Theories of White Identity Politics," with Ashley Jardina and Paul Sniderman.

"Does Intraparty Conflict Impact Partisan Attitudes? The Case of Voter Fraud in the 2020 Election."

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