Research Reports

Who Is More Tolerant of Political Incivility?

Much research investigates the nature and incidence of political incivility and perceptions of incivility (e.g., Sobieraj & Berry, 2011, 2013; Fridkin & Kenney, 2011; Massaro & Stryker, 2012; Muddiman, 2013; Weber Shandwick, KRC Research, & Powell Tate, 2013; Stryker, Conway,...

What is Political Incivility?

ABSTRACT Using 23 novel indicators and a 1,000+ sample representative of a full undergraduate population we examined: how much consensus there was about perceptions of the incivility/civility of various categories of speech/behavior; and whether political incivility is a unidimensional or...

Online and Uncivil? Patterns and Determinants of Incivility in Newspaper Website Comments

Incivility in public discussions has received increasing attention from academic and popular commentators in recent years. In an effort to better understand the nature and determinants of such incivility, this study examined a 3-week census of articles and comments posted to a local newspaper's...

Patterns and Determinants of Civility in Online Discussions

Final Report to the National Institute for Civil Discourse   Kate Kenski, Kevin Coe, and Steve Rains University of Arizona October 13, 2012     Overview   Civility is a principle intimately tied to the American experiment—an ideal that speaks to the “the fundamental tone and practice of democracy...