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Erik Nisbet

New CCPP Study on Russian COVID-19 Misinformation Published

CCPP faculty affiliates Erik Nisbet and Olga Kamenchuk have a new study out on how media behaviors and psychological factors drive endorsement of COVID-19 misinformation in Russia. The study findings, published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, help explain the high level of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Russia which continues to have a

CCPP partners on $1 million grant to combat the Global COVID-19 Infodemic

The Center for Communication and Public Policy is partnering with the Battelle and the Ohio State University on a project combat COVID-19 infodemic in real-time. The effort is sponsored by a $1 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).  Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Endowed Professor of Policy Analysis and Communication and Director of

Preliminary COVID-19 Study Results Released

Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Professor of Communication & Policy Analysis and director the Center for Communication and Policy Analysis recently conducted a briefing about preliminary results from an ongoing study of American attitudes and behaviors associated with COVID-19, including vaccination intentions for the Northwestern COVID-19 Vaccine Communication and Evaluation Network (CoVAXCEN).  The study data

After summit Russians like Trump more, Americans less

President Donald Trump has garnered a great deal of criticism in the United States for his performance at the summit with Russian Vladimir Putin. But how was Trump’s performance viewed by the Russian public? Our analysis of Russian polling data collected before and after the summit suggests one outcome of this meeting was a significant

What Ukrainians think about Trump and his ‘quid pro quo’ in 3 charts

As Americans turn their attention to the first public hearings in the House impeachment investigation, there is another country that has been affected by the scandal that’s fueling the investigation: Ukraine. What do the Ukrainian people think of the impeachment controversy? The congressional investigation centers on Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy into opening a

American influence could take the hit as Putin, Zelenskiy try to make peace in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are set to meet Dec. 9 as part of efforts to end conflict in the separatist-controlled territories of Donbass. Zelenskiy’s electoral victory in April was based in part on a promise to make significant progress toward ending the war, which has killed about 13,000 people since fighting broke out in 2014.