Published September 14, 2022 by Tom Porter

Bowdoin’s Success in Democracy Challenge Highlighted on WCSH

Bowdoin’s recent success in Stanford University's Strengthening Democracy Challenge has been highlighted by WCSH.

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Daniel Stone, Michael Franz, David Francis

The Challenge, issued by Stanford's Polarization and Social Change Lab,  wanted to find "short, scalable interventions [that reduced] anti-democratic attitudes, support for partisan violence, and/or partisan animosity among Americans."

The Strengthening Democracy Challenge  received 252 submissions and Bowdoin’s winning project was created by Associate Professor of Economics Daniel Stone, Senior Interactive Developer David Francis, and Professor of Government Michael Franz, who were all featured in the WCSH report. Watch/read the coverage.

Read more about Bowdoin’s role in the Strengthening Democracy Challenge.

The lead researchers on the Challenge, Stanford scholars Robb Willer and Jan Voelkel, also coauthored the article on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, "Here’s what persuades Americans to support democracy over party."