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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Socialization and Participation in Election Campaigns (SPEC)

SPEC’S work began by exploring how young people — both adolescents and young adults — and those further along the life course develop news habits, build political knowledge, and learn political attitudes and behaviors in an increasingly networked environment. This group has conducted a series of national panel studies and rolling cross sectional studies to examine these influences in a more dynamic manner. Faculty Leader: Dhavan Shah and Chris Wells.