Jon Green

I am an assistant professor in the Departent of Political Science at Duke University. I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science, with focuses in American Politics and Political Methodology, from the Ohio State University in June 2020. In between, I was a postdoc and then research scientist in the Lazer Lab at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute and a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

My primary research agenda concerns how political elites talk about politics, democratic citizens' attitudes and behaviors, and interactions between these phenomena. My peer-reviewed work concerning public opinion and political behavior in the United States has appeared or is accepted to appear in journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science Advances, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and Public Opinion Quarterly.

My CV can be found here.


  1. Green, Jon, and Mark H. White II. 2023. Machine Learning for Experiments in the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Elements Series in Experimental Political Science. Link to book.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. McCabe, Stefan, Diogo Ferrari, Jon Green, David Lazer, and Kevin Esterling. "Deplatforming Right-Wing Extremists on Twitter Following the January 6 Insurrection." Conditionally accepted, Nature.
  2. Green, Jon. "The Rhetorical 'What Goes with What': Political Pundits and the Discursive Superstructure of Ideology in U.S. Politics." Accepted, Public Opinion Quarterly. Working paper.
  3. Naftel, Daniel, Jon Green, Kelsey Shoub, Jared Edgerton, Mallory Wagner, and Sklyer Cranmer. "Meet the Press: Gendered Conversational Norms in Televised Political Discussions." Conditionally accepted, Journal of Politics. Working paper.
  4. Simonson, Matthew D, Matthew Lacombe, Jon Green, and James N. Druckman. 2024. "Guns and Democracy: Anti-System Attitudes, Protest, and Support for Violence Among Pandemic Gun-Buyers." Political Research Quarterly. Article.
  5. Green, Jon, Kelsey Shoub, Rachel Blum, and Lindsey Cormack. 2024. "Cross-Platform Partisan Positioning in Congressional Speech." Political Research Quarterly. Article.
  6. Benegal, Salil, and Jon Green. 2024. "Cost Sensitivity, Partisan Cues, and Support for the Green New Deal." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Article.
  7. Chewning, Taylor, Jon Green, Hans J.G. Hassell, and Matthew R. Miles. 2024. "Campaign Principal-Agent Problems: Volunteers as Faithful and Representative Agents." Political Behavior 46: 405–426. Article.
  8. Lunz Trujillo, Kristin, Jon Green, Alauna Safarpour, David Lazer, Jennifer Lin, and Matthew Motta. 2024. "Covid-19 Spillover Effects onto General Vaccine Attitudes." Public Opinion Quarterly 88(1): 97-122. Article.
  9. Safarpour, Alauna, Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Jon Green, Caroline Pippert, Jennifer Lin, and James N. Druckman. 2024. "Divisive or Descriptive? How Americans Understand Critical Race Theory." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 9(1): 157-181. Article.
  10. McCabe, Stefan, Jon Green, Pranav Goel, and David Lazer. 2023. "Inequalities in Online Representation: Who follows their own member of Congress on Twitter?" Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 3. Article.
  11. Green, Jon, Meredith Conroy, and Ciera Hammond. 2023. "Something to Run For: Stated Motives as Indicators of Candidate Emergence." Political Behavior. Article.
  12. Robertson, Ronald E., Jon Green, Damian Ruck, Katherine Ognyanova, Christo Wilson, and David Lazer. 2023. "Users choose to engage with more partisan news than they are exposed to on Google Search." Nature 618, 342–348. Article.
  13. Green, Jon, James N. Druckman, Matthew A. Baum, Katherine Ognyanova, Matthew D. Simonson, Roy H. Perlis, and David Lazer. 2023. "Media Use and Vaccine Resistance." PNAS Nexus 2(5), pgad146. Article.
  14. Green, Jon, Brian Schaffner, and Sam Luks. 2023. "Strategic Discrimination in the 2020 Democratic Primary." Public Opinion Quarterly nfac051. Article.
  15. Lacombe, Matthew, Matthew D. Simonson, Jon Green, and James N. Druckman. 2022. "Social Disruption, Gun Buying, and Anti-System Beliefs." Perspectives on Politics, FirstView. Article.
  16. Green, Jon, James N. Druckman, Matthew A. Baum, David Lazer, Katherine Ognyanova, and Roy H. Perlis. 2022. "Depressive Symptoms and Conspiracy Beliefs." Applied Cognitive Psychology, Early View. Article.
  17. Green, Jon, James N. Druckman, Matthew A. Baum, David Lazer, Katherine Ognyanova, Matthew D. Simonson, Jennifer Lin, Mauricio Santillana, and Roy Perlis. 2022. "Using General Messages to Persuade on a Politicized Scientific Issue." British Journal of Political Science 53(2): 698-706. Article.
  18. Green, Jon, William R. Hobbs, Stefan McCabe, and David Lazer. 2022. "Online Engagement with 2020 Election Misinformation and Turnout in the 2021 Georgia Runoff Election." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119(34): e2115900119. Article.
  19. Green, Jon. 2021. "Does Race Stop at the Water's Edge? Elites, the Public, and Support for Foreign Intervention among White U.S. Citizens over Time." Political Science Quarterly 136(2): 339-361. Article.
  20. Conroy, Meredith, and Jon Green. 2020. "It Takes a Motive: Communal and Agentic Articulated Interest and Candidate Emergence." Political Research Quarterly 73(4): 942-956. Article.
  21. Green, Jon, Jared Edgerton, Daniel Naftel, Kelsey Shoub, and Skyler Cranmer. 2020. "Elusive Consensus: Polarization in Elite Communication on the COVID-19 Pandemic." Science Advances 6(28): eabc2717. Article.
  22. Green, Jon. 2019. "Floating Policy Voters in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." Electoral Studies 67. Article.
  23. Green, Jon, and Sean McElwee. 2019. "The Differential Effects of Economic Conditions and Racial Attitudes in the Election of Donald Trump." Perspectives on Politics 17(2): 358-379. Article.
  24. Neblo, Michael, William Minozzi, Kevin M. Esterling, Jon Green, Jonathon Kingzette, and David M. J. Lazer. 2016. "The need for a translational science of democracy." Science 355(6328), 914-915. Article.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Horne, Benjamin D., Maurício Gruppi, Kenneth Joseph, Jon Green, John P. Wihbey, and Sibel Adali. "NELA-Local: A Dataest of U.S. Local News Articles for the Study of County-Level News Ecosystems." International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media 2022. Dataset.
  2. Joseph, Kenneth, Benjamin D. Horne, Jon Green, and John P. Wihbey. "Local News and COVID in the U.S.: Relationships between Coverage, Cases, Deaths, and Audience." International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media 2022. Paper.
  3. Joseph, Kenneth, Sarah Shugars, Ryan Gallagher, Jon Green, Alexi Quintana Mathé, Zijian An and David Lazer. "(Mis)alignment Between Stance Expressed in Social Media Data and Public Opinion Surveys." Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing 2021. Paper.

Book Chapters

  1. Green, Jon, Jonathon Kingzette, and Michael Neblo. 2019. "Deliberative Democracy and Political Decision Making." in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, eds. David Redlawsk and Cengiz Erisen. Chapter.

Publicly Available Working Papers and Manuscripts Under Review


  • POLSCI 630 (Duke University, Spring 2024): Probability and Basic Regression (Syllabus)
  • POLSCI 242D (Duke University, Fall 2023): Campaigns and Elections (Syllabus)
  • POLSCI 116D (Duke University, Fall 2023): Introduction to American Politics (Syllabus)
  • INSH 6300 (Northeastern University, Spring 2023): Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Syllabus)
  • POLS 5660 (Northeastern University, Spring 2022): The Pandemic and the People: Lessons for U.S. Democracy (Syllabus)