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


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

Busby, Ethan, D.J. Flynn, and James N. Druckman. “Putting Framing in its Place: Issue Frames, Information, and the Dynamics of Opinion Formation.” Forthcoming, Doing News Framing Analysis II (Paul D’Angelo, ed.). New York: Routledge.

Ferwerda, Jeremy A., D.J. Flynn, and Yusaku Horiuchi. 2017. “Explaining Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats.” Science Advances 3(9). Covered here.

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.

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. Covered 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.

Flynn, D.J. and Megan A. Stewart. “How Strategies of Secession Affect International Legitimacy: Experimental Evidence from the United States and United Kingdom.”

Ongoing projects

“Talking to the Misinformed: How Politicians Communicate with Constituents Who Lack Accurate Information.”

“Party Polarization in Factual Beliefs: Evidence from Government Officials and the Mass Public” (with Nathan Lee and Brendan Nyhan).

“Evaluating New Approaches to Promoting Vaccination: An Experiment on Parents in Vermont” (with Bridget Ahrens, Christine Finley, Shari Levine, and Brendan Nyhan).

“The Prevalence and Persistence of Conspiracy Theories about Disease Epidemics: Evidence from Zika in Brazil” (with John Carey, Victoria Chi, Brendan Nyhan, and Thomas Zeitzoff).

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

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

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