Scott Clifford

Associate Professor, University of Houston

Scott was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology, Duke University, August 2012-July 2014. He is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. His research focuses on how our moral beliefs influence our political attitudes, ranging from the policy stances we take, the character traits we seek out in politicians, to the types of rumors and misinformation we are likely to believe. Scott also investigates the link between public opinion and elite behavior – specifically, how elites attempt to manipulate public attitudes and perceptions through moral rhetoric. Additionally, he is interested in best practices in survey and experimental design.