News about UB’s political science programs, and related insight into politics. (see all topics)


Less than 1 percent of users shared 80 percent of fake news, study finds.


Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign’s major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about the two topics, according to a new UB study.


To include a citizenship question as part of the 2020 decennial census would most likely undercut the accuracy of determining the U.S. population and risks politicizing an instrument critical to democracy, according to a UB sociologist.


Former Vice President Joe Biden will open UB’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus


Being a good neighbor can have a powerful effect on residents’ attitudes and behaviors even for those living in highly disadvantaged communities, according to a new UB study.


Talk, set for 6 p.m. Thursday in 210 Student Union (Landmark Room), is titled "Solving climate change with courage and conservative principles.”


Democrats could gain as many as 44 seats and emerge from November’s mid-term elections with control in the House of Representatives, according to an innovative forecasting tool developed by a UB political scientist.


Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic foundation of the American experiment, according to a UB philosopher.


Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the speakers who will headline UB’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series.


New study connects opposition to LGBT rights with uptick in people leaving the church.