Accepted for Publication/Forthcoming 

Druckman, J. and M. Levendusky. (Accepted). “What Do We Measure When We Measure Affective Polarization?” Public Opinion Quarterly 

Iyengar, S., Y. Lelkes, M. Levendusky, N. Malhotra, and S. Westwood. (Forthcoming 2019). “The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States.” Annual Review of Political Science | Paper

Druckman, J., S. Gubitz, M. Levendusky, and A. Lloyd (Forthcoming 2019). “How Incivility On Partisan Media (De)Polarizes the Electorate.” Journal of Politics | Paper | Supplemental Appendix



Levendusky, M. (2018). When Efforts to Depolarize the Electorate Fail. Public Opinion Quarterly 82(3): 583-92. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M. (2018). Americans, Not Partisans: Can Priming American National Identity Reduce Affective Polarization? Journal of Politics 80(1): 59-70. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

McConnell, C., N. Malhotra, Y. Margalit, & M. Levendusky (2018). “The Economic Consequences of Partisanship in a Polarized Era.” American Journal of Political Science  62(1): 5-18. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix | Press Coverage

Druckman, J., M. Levendusky, & A. McLain. (2018). No Need to Watch: How the Effects of Partisan Media Can Spread via Inter-Personal Discussions. American Journal of Political Science. 62(1): 99-112. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix



Levendusky, M. (2017). Morris Fiorina’s Foundational Contributions to the Study of Partisanship and Mass Polarization. The Forum 15(1): 189-201. | Paper

Levendusky, M. (2017).  Partisan Media & Polarization: Challenges for Future Work. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics., London, UK: Oxford University Press | Paper



Levendusky, M., & Malhotra N. (2016).  (Mis)Perceptions of Partisan Polarization in the American Public. Public Opinion Quarterly. 80(S1), 387-91. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M., & Malhotra N. (2016).  Does Media Coverage of Partisan Polarization Affect Political Attitudes?. Political Communication. 33(2), 283-301. | PaperSupplemental Appendix | Media Coverage of Article

Levendusky, M., Druckman J., & McLain A. (2016).  How Group Discussions Create Strong Attitudes and Strong Partisans. Research and Politics. 3(2), 1-6. | PaperSupplemental_Appendix 

Lapinski, J., Levendusky M., Winneg K., & Jamieson K. H. (2016).  What Do Citizens Want from their Member of Congress?. Political Research Quarterly. 69(3), 535-45. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix


Darr, J., & Levendusky M. (2014).  Relying on the Ground Game: The Placement and Effect of Campaign Field Offices. American Politics Research. 42(3), 529-48. | Publication | Supplemental Appendix


Levendusky, M. (2013).  How Partisan Media Polarize America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press | Website

Levendusky, M. (2013).  Partisan Media Exposure and Attitudes Toward the Opposition. Political Communication. 30(4), 565-581. PaperSupplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M. (2013).  Partisan Polarization in the U.S. Electorate.Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Levendusky, M. (2013).  Why Do Partisan Media Polarize Viewers?.American Journal of Political Science. 57(3), 611-623. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix


Levendusky, M., & Horowitz M. (2012).  When Backing Down Is the Right Decision: Partisanship, New Information and Audience Costs.Journal of Politics. 74(2), 323-338. | Paper


Yeager, D., Krosnick J., Chang L., Javitz H., Levendusky M., Simpser A., & Wang R. (2011).  Comparing the Accuracy of RDD Telephone Surveys and Internet Surveys Conducted with Probability and Non-Probability Samples. Public Opinion Quarterly. 75(4), 709-47. | Paper

Horowitz, M., & Levendusky M. (2011).  Drafting Support for War: Conscription and Mass Support for Warfare. Journal of Politics. 73(2), 524-34. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M., & Pope J. (2011).  Red States vs. Blue States: Going Beyond the Mean. Public Opinion Quarterly. 75(2), 227-48. | Paper

Levendusky, M.  (2011).  Rethinking the Role of Political Information.Public Opinion Quarterly. 75(1), 42-64. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix


Levendusky, M. (2010).  Clearer Cues, More Consistent Voters: A Benefit of Elite Polarization. Political Behavior. 32(1), 111-131. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M., & Pope J.  (2010).  Measuring Aggregate-Level Ideological Heterogeneity. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 35(2), 259-82. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix | Estimates of State-Level Ideological Heterogeneity


Levendusky, M. (2009).  The Microfoundations of Mass Polarization.Political Analysis. 17(2), 162-76. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix

Levendusky, M. (2009). The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press | Website


Levendusky, M., Pope J., & Jackman S.  (2008). Measuring District-Level Partisanship with Implications for the Analysis of U.S. Elections. Journal of Politics. 70(3), 736-53. | Paper | Supplemental Appendix | Estimates of District Partisanship


Sniderman, P., & Levendusky M. (2007).  An Institutional Theory of Political Choice. Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior. 437-56., Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press | Paper


Fiorina, M., & Levendusky M. (2006). Disconnected: The Political Class versus the People. Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences of America’s Polarized Politics. 49-71., Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press and the Hoover Institution | Paper