We Support Insight Seekers

Civic Health Project is deeply committed to evaluating – and helping our academic, practitioner, and philanthropic partners to evaluate – the return on investment (ROI) of bridge-building and social cohesion interventions. To accelerate learnings on behalf of ourselves and other stakeholders, we’ve invested heavily in research, programs, and instrumentation designed to take the guesswork out of depolarization, social cohesion, and bridge-building

Grantee Spotlight

Strengthening Democracy Challenge

The Strengthening Democracy Challenge brought academics, practitioners, and industry experts together in a collective effort to identify effective interventions to improve Americans’ commitment to democratic principles of political engagement. With contributors’ help, the Challenge team identified promising, short interventions and scientifically evaluated them in one of the largest randomized experiments in the social sciences. While some existing interventions are in-person, time-intensive, and involve repeated exposure, the Challenge team focused on short, scalable interventions that have the potential to reach millions of people.

How to Save Democracy

Published in the Atlantic by David A. Graham

Here’s what persuades Americans to support democracy over party

Published in the Washington Post by Robb Willer and Jan Voelkel

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Ways to strengthen democracy, as determined by Stanford-led ‘mega study’

Published in Stanford News by Melissa De Witte

Inside a ‘mega-study’ on election denial, polarization, and violence—and how to stop it

Published in Fast Company by Talib Visram

All Insight Seeker Grantees

Civic Health Project is proud to support the research endeavors of these capable and highly cited scholars, across multiple academic disciplines. Our work has been deeply informed and guided by their insights into the forces that deepen – and repair – political and social divisions in America.

Dr. David Broockman

Dr. David Broockman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Stewart Coles

Dr. Stewart Coles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Julia Minson

Dr. Julia Minson is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Nick Rogers

Dr. Nick Rogers is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Linda Tropp

Dr. Linda Tropp is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Faculty Associate in the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dr. Nathan Walter

Dr. Nathan Walter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.

Dr. Robb Willer

Dr. Robb Willer is a Professor of Sociology, Psychology and Organizational Behavior and the Director of the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University.

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