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Robert Griffin. Photograph courtexy The Democracy Fund
Crisis of Confidence: Unpacking Beliefs about the 2020 Election August 14, 2021
Robert Griffin, research director at The Democracy Fund, describes the main findings of a June 2021 poll about voter confidence co-authored with Mayesha Quasem. Chief among the findings is that Democratic and Republican voters are more entrenched in their beliefs about the legitimacy of the last presidential election than ever before.  Griffin explains the implications and highlights the unique role that political elites have in shaping public attitudes about elections and our democratic institutions.

Robert Griffin Ph.D. Senior Research Advisor at Democracy Fund. Griffin also serves on the editorial committee of PS: Political Science and Politics, the journal of record for the American Political Science Association. His research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Economist, and NBC News, and has been featured on CNN and Meet the Press. He received his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.

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