Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine interviewed Lab Fellow Carey Stapleton about the Colorado Political Climate Survey and political polling:
Stapleton argues that transparency is key among polls and pollsters, citing the intersection of science and politics as an area that should be free from biases. He observes: “I tell my students all the time, ‘I don't care what you think in this class. I care that we do science in the appropriate way so that we can get to the reality, rather than what we want to be true.’”
Results from the 2018 Colorado Political Climate Survey were discussed in several media outlets:
- "Opinion: Can Colorado Save America?" The New York Times.
- "Will Colorado deal the shale oil boom a blow?" CNN.
- "Five energy and environment ballot questions to watch." The Hill.
- "Oil Companies Are Pouring Money Into Two States To Kill Proposed Environmental Rules." BuzzFeed News.
- "New Poll From American Political Research Lab At CU Boulder Shows Polis 12 Points Ahead." CBS 4 News Denver.
- "New CU poll shows Polis, school tax, takings measure leading." NBC 9 News Denver.
- "New poll shows Colorado education tax, drilling setbacks both passing." The Denver Post.
- "What is Amendment 74? And why are so many Colorado leaders against it?" The Denver Post.
- "Poll: Approval for bigger drilling setbacks likely." The Gazette.
- "CU survey: Polis up 12 points over Stapleton." KRDO.
The Congressional Biographies Project was discussed in the blog post from mySociety entitled "How academics are using Wikidata to look for links between legislative behaviour and the biographies of Members of Congress."
"The research team, which included professors from the Libraries, Political Science and Information Science departments, planned to combine this biographical data with more common data in political science about voting and co-sponsorship, so that interesting questions could be asked, such as “Do Ivy League graduates form cliques?” or “Are medical doctors more likely to break with their party on votes concerning public health?”. Their hypothesis was that the biographical backgrounds of legislators could play an important role in legislative behaviours."
The CU Independent covered our event, "The 2016 Elections: What Just Happened?"
"On Thursday, March 2, students, faculty and community members heard from four perspectives on a panel named for the question many academics struggle to answer: 'The 2016 Election: What Just Happened?'
"On the Old Main Chapel stage, E. Scott Adler, director of the American Politics Research Lab and professor at CU Boulder, introduced the presentations by recalling how 'bewildered' he felt election night as the results came in, defying national polls."