Danny Ebanks

Research Projects

Some of my latest work on frontier methods for Political Methodology.

Aborton Rights are on the 2024 Ballot

Research that we just published in PLOS ONE suggests that the evidence we have from the 2022 midterms shows that Biden’s path to victory likely necessitates that his campaign focus on a key issue — abortion.

Tensor-Based Implementation for Joint Sentiment Topic Modeling

Methods for Large Scale Text Data

Republicans perceive scientists are Democrats, but they can be persuaded to be more trustful of scientific findings

Americans perceive latent partisanship of scientists, and this influences their trust in scientific findings.

If a Statistical Model Predicts That Common Events Should Occur Only Once in 10,000 Elections, Maybe it’s the Wrong Model

Statistical description is not anything goes. Important quantities of interest arise from generatively accurate models— which inform our understanding of American democracy.

Persuadable voters decided the 2022 midterm

Abortion rights and issues-based frameworks for elections

Highly polluting fossil fuel firms reframe climate and sustainability communication on social media

We provide a new data-driven foundation for understanding the structure of influential stakeholders' online conversations in the climate and sustainability space.

Money Matters

Individual Donors in U.S. Federal Campaigns

Eroding Trust in Democracy

How Social Media Attacks on Election Officials in 2020 Undermined American Election Institutions

Dynamics of Political Polarization

Insights from Using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing with Twitter Data

Why don’t Americans trust university researchers and why it matters for climate change

We examine the multivariate correlates of trust in university research and opinions about climate change using high-quality survey data.

Legislative Communication and Power

Measuring Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives from Social Media Data