Publications and Replication/Supplementary Material​​


Piston, Spencer. Class Attitudes in America. 2018. Cambridge University Press. Replication Material​​.


Barton, Richard, and Spencer Piston. "Untrustworthy Government: How Elite Rhetoric Erodes Support for Soaking the Rich." Forthcoming at Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Clifford, Scott, Geoffrey Sheagley, and Spencer Piston. "Increasing Precision in Survey Experiments Without Introducing Bias." Forthcoming at American Political Science Review.

Jardina, Ashley, and Spencer Piston. "Dehumanizing Attitudes about Black People in American Electoral Politics." Forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science.

Hochschild, Jennifer, Spencer Piston, and Vesla Weaver. "Race, Education, and Choice: How Blacks, Whites, and Latinos Navigate Personal and Political Decisions." Forthcoming at Perspectives on Politics.

Hutchings, Vincent L., Vanessa Cruz Nichols, LaGina Gause, and Spencer Piston. "Whitewashing: How Obama Used Implicit Racial Cues as a Defense Against Political Rumors." Forthcoming at Political Behavior.

Einstein, Katherine Levine, Luisa Godinez Puig, and Spencer Piston. "The Pictures in Their Heads: How U.S. Mayors Think about Racial Inequality." Forthcoming at Urban Affairs Review.

Weaver, Vesla, Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. "Withdrawing and Drawing in: Political Discourse in Policed Communities." Forthcoming at Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics​.

​Ogorzalek, Thomas, Spencer Piston, and Luisa Godinez Puig. "Nationally Poor, Locally Rich: Income and Local Context in the 2016 Presidential Election." Forthcoming at Electoral Studies​.

​​Yadon, Nicole, and Spencer Piston. 2019. "Examining Whites' Anti-Black Attitudes after Obama's Presidency." Politics, Groups, and Identities ​7: 794-814​. 

Chudy, Jennifer, Spencer Piston, and Joshua Shipper. 2019. "Guilt by Association: White Collective Guilt in American Politics." Journal of Politics 81: 968-981.

Weaver, Vesla, Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. 2019. "Too Much Knowledge, Too Little Power: An Assessment of Political Knowledge in Highly-Policed Communities." Journal of Politics 81: 1153-1166. Supplementary Material

​Jardina, Ashley, and Spencer Piston. 2019. "Racial Prejudice, Racial Identity, and Attitudes in Political Decision Making." In ​Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. ​Oxford University Press. doi:

Piston, Spencer, Yanna Krupnikov, Kerri Milita, and John Barry Ryan. 2018. "Clear as Black and White: The Effects of Ambiguous Rhetoric Depend on Candidate Race." Journal of Politics 80: 662-674​. Replication Material and Supplementary Material

Clifford, Scott, and Spencer Piston. 2017. "Explaining Public Support for Counterproductive Homeless Policy: The Role of Disgust." Political Behavior 39: 503-525. Replication Material and Supplementary Material

Strother, Logan, Spencer Piston, and Thomas Ogorzalek. 2017. "Pride or Prejudice? Racial Prejudice, Southern Heritage, and White Support for the Confederate Battle Flag." Du Bois Review​ 14: 295-323. Replication Material

Krupnikov, Yanna, and Spencer Piston. 2016. "The Political Consequences of Latino Prejudice Against Blacks.Public Opinion Quarterly 80: 480-509. Supplementary Material

Krupnikov, Yanna, Spencer Piston, and Nichole Bauer. 2016. "Saving Face: Identifying Voter Responses to Black and Female Candidates." Political Psychology ​37: 253-273​. Supplementary Material

Klar, Samara, and Spencer Piston. 2015. "The Influence of Competing Appeals on Individual Donations." Journal of Public Policy 35: 171-191. 

Krupnikov, Yanna, and Spencer Piston. 2015. "Racial Prejudice, Partisanship, and White Turnout in Elections with Black Candidates." Political Behavior ​37: ​397-418.

Krupnikov, Yanna, and Spencer Piston. 2015. "Accentuating the Negative: Candidate Race and Campaign Strategy." Political Communication 32: 152-173.

Lupia, Arthur, Logan S. Casey, Kristyn L. Karl, Spencer Piston, Timothy J. Ryan, and Christopher Skovron. 2015. "What Does it Take to Reduce Racial Prejudice in Individual-Level Candidate Evaluations? A Formal Theoretic Perspective." Political Science Research and Methods​ 3: 1-20. Supplementary Material

Kalmoe, Nathan P., and Spencer Piston. 2013. "Is Implicit Racial Prejudice Against Blacks Politically Consequential? Evidence from the AMP.Public Opinion Quarterly 77: 305-322. Supplementary Material

Hutchings, Vincent L., and Spencer Piston. 2011. "The Determinants and Political Consequences of Prejudice." In James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science. Cambridge University Press.

Hutchings, Vincent L., and Spencer Piston. 2011. "Knowledge, Sophistication, and Issue Publics." In Steven Thompson and Robert Shapiro (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Public Opinion and the Media.​ Oxford University Press.

Piston, Spencer. 2010. "How Explicit Racial Prejudice Hurt Obama in the 2008 Election.Political Behavior 32: 431-451. Supplementary Material

Lupia, Arthur, Yanna Krupnikov, Adam Seth Levine, Spencer Piston, and Alex Von Hagen-Jamar. 2010. "Why State Constitutions Differ in their Treatment of Same-Sex Couples.Journal of Politics 72: 1222-1235.