Mark Peffley

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  • Professor
  • Director of QIPSR, the Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research
  • Former Co-Editor of Political Behavior.
  • Member, Political Science & Other Social Sciences panel for the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
  • Political Science
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota


I study public opinion and political psychology, mostly in the U.S. but also in a comparative context, focusing on policy attitudes, racial attitudes and political tolerance. 

My research has appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Communications, Political Research Quarterly and Public Opinion Quarterly.

See my recent article in American Political Science Review, "The Impact of Persistent Terrorism on Political Tolerance, Israel 1980-2011," (with Marc Hutchison & Michal Shamir), Vol. 109, No. 4 November 2015.

Books: Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and WhitesPerception and Prejudice: Race and Politics in the U.S., with Jon Hurwitz.

  • Washington Post feature on what Justice in America implies for Trayvon Martin’s death, George Zimmerman’s acquittal, and the aftermath.

Areas of Specialization - Public opinion, political psychology, racial attitudes and political tolerance.

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