Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are pursuing research agendas linked to political communication. They focus undergraduate students’ attention on the symbiosis between politics and communication, with special emphasis on digital technology’s growing role in campaigns and public policy debates.


On October 30, 2013, the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication released timely information from a Fall, 2013 public opinion poll in Delaware, at the National Agenda program. National Agenda is supported in part by the William P. Frank Foundation of Delaware. The poll measured Delawareans’ opinions on Delaware news and politics, including topics such as gay marriage, voting rights, internet security and surveillance, and the standing of Delaware officials.

Portions of the CPC public opinion poll were featured in the Wilmington News Journal.

More information about National Agenda 2013 is available here.


National Agenda Public Opinion Research (2012)
- Supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the UNIDEL Foundation
Breaking Boundaries: Symposium on Political Entertainment Media (2011)
Civic Engagement 2.0 (2010)

CPC Assistant Director for Research
Paul R. Brewer
Professor of Communication
Assistant Director for Research, Paul Brewer

Some faculty of the Center for Political Research meet with UD alumnus David Plouffe, 2008 campaign manager for President Barack Obama.
(l to r) Elizabeth Perse, Lindsay Hoffman, Phil Jones, Ralph Begleiter, David Plouffe, Suzanne Austin, David Wilson
Coordinator, Research in Politics and Technology
Lindsay Hoffman
Assistant Professor of Communication

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