New CAPS – Harris Poll to be released on Mar. 22

March 20, 2017


New CAPS – Harris Poll to be released this week

March 20, 2017

The second monthly Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll will release its results this week in conjunction with The Hill.

The nationwide poll of 2,092 registered voters was conducted online by the Harris poll in the United States between March 14-16, 2017, and looks at the newly proposed Republican healthcare legislation, the future of the Democratic party, calls to investigate contacts with Russia, privacy and cybersecurity, and Americans’ view of allies and foes around the world.

CAPS - Harris Poll on the Trump administration

February 22, 2017

A nationwide poll of 2,148 registered voters by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) and the Harris Poll reveals a strong yearning for compromise and bi-partisanship after a tumultuous honeymoon period for the Trump administration. More than 2 in 3 registered voters (68%) believe President Trump should compromise on his agenda and work together with Congress, and nearly 3 in 4 registered voters (73%) feel Democrats should look to cooperate with President Trump and his administration to make deals on the issues they support, rather than boycott and resist.

Oscar Palacio: American History, Re-Visited

October 26, 2016


American History, Re-Visited

CAPS is pleased to present the work of Oscar Palacio, the latest in an on-going series of artist collaborations that reflect and spark conversations around American politics. This series of photographs investigates the construction of place and history in the United States by focusing on popular historic sites which have both embedded meanings and assumed historical narratives, as well as sites of more recent historical and political import.  

Campaign Limericks

Campaign Limericks

March 31, 2016

Campaign Limericks is a project by Catherine D'Ignazio, with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, that quantitatively analyzes recent speeches by the top four presidential candidates. By remixing candidates' top words and phrases on the campaign trail we produce limericks about politics, campaigning and the political process that were never spoken outright (but maybe should have been).

Exhibition of artist Stephen Tourlentes - Of Length and Measures: Prison and the American Landscape

Exhibition of artist Stephen Tourlentes - Of Length and Measures: Prison and the American Landscape

January 20, 2016

Of Length and Measures: Prison and the the American Landscape, an exhibition of artist Stephen Tourlentes black and white photographs of U.S. prisons, shot at night, usually from a distance, was on display at the Center for American Political Studies from January 20 - March 31, 2016. This exhibition highlighted the growing pervasiveness of prisons across the U.S.