Charles Anthony Smith

Political science study co-authored by UCI debunks idea of public opinion backlash

Does putting same-sex marriage in the public spotlight impede future policy gains for gay and lesbian couples? A new study says no, contrary to previous research on the topic. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Political Science, should bring hope to marginalized groups that may otherwise be dissuaded from pursuing public change, said Charles Anthony Smith, UCI associate professor of political science and study co-author.

Peter Ditto

Political liberals display greater happiness, UCI study finds

Results contradict earlier self-reports of higher spirits among conservatives

Russell Dalton

A love/hate relationship

New book by UCI’s Russell Dalton explores dynamics between voters, political parties.