“Misinformation Effects in Public Opinion and Representation.”
Committee: James N. Druckman (chair), Daniel Diermeier, and Benjamin I. Page.


Flynn, D.J., Brendan Nyhan, and Jason Reifler. 2017. “The Nature and Origins of Misperceptions: Understanding False and Unsupported Beliefs about Politics.” Advances in Political Psychology 38(S1): 127-150. Available here.

Flynn, D.J. and Laurel Harbridge. 2016. “How Partisan Conflict in Congress Affects Public Opinion: Strategies, Outcomes, and Issue Differences.” American Politics Research 44(5): 875-902. Available here. Covered here.

Busby, Ethan, D.J. Flynn, and James N. Druckman. “Studying Framing Effects: Existing Research and Lingering Questions.” Forthcoming, Doing News Framing Analysis II (Paul D’Angelo, ed.). New York: Routledge. Available here.

Under Review

Flynn, D.J. “How Do Politicians Respond to Misinformed Constituents? Results from an Elite Survey Experiment.” Revise and resubmit, Journal of Politics. Available here.

Flynn, D.J. and Yanna Krupnikov. “Misinformation and the Justification of Socially Undesirable Preferences.” Revise and resubmit, Journal of Experimental Political Science. Available here. Covered here [previous version].

Ferwerda, Jeremy A., D.J. Flynn, and Yusaku Horiuchi. “Explaining Public Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats.” Revise and resubmit, Science Advances.

Flynn, D.J. and Megan A. Stewart. “Strategies of Secession and International Legitimacy.” Available here

Ongoing Projects

“Representing the Misinformed: How Politicians Interact with Constituents who Lack Accurate Information.”

“Measuring Factual (Mis)perceptions in Surveys.”

“Decider in Chief? Public Misperceptions about Presidential Power” (with Scott Clifford and Brendan Nyhan).

“Misperceptions, Corrections, and the Structure of Political Opinions” (with Caitlin Davies).

“The Prevalence and Causes of Conspiracy Belief about Disease Outbreaks” (with Victoria Chi and Brendan Nyhan).

“The Effects of Dubious Expert Recommendations on Consumer Behavior” (with Brendan Nyhan).

“Factual (In)accuracy and Partisan Selective Exposure” (with students in my QSS 30.08 seminar).