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[Lab] Communication and Culture in the 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election


Study communicative and cultural influences and practices of supporters of President Donald J. Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election; the role of culture and communication in their attitudes and behaviors; how they respond to and make sense of accusations of misconduct against their candidate

Supervisor: Lee Pierce


  • be at least 18 years old by May 5, 2017
  • have strongly supported and/or voted for President Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (current level of support is irrelevant)
  • identify as a gender other than “man” (cis and trans) including woman (cis and trans), non-binary, gender-fluid
  • be willing to participate in a video-taped 60 minute small group interview that will be video-taped for the purposes of data collection (your identity will be kept confidential during data collection and to other participants).

Time to Complete

60 minutes


Video-taped focus group during which participants will answer a series of open-ended questions. Participants will need to sign up for a time to attend a focus group session.

If you qualify for this study and are interested in participating, please sign up for one of the open focus group sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact the researcher, Lee Pierce, at