Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Policy
B.A., Swarthmore, 1992; M.P.A., Princeton, 2000; Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2008
19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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For a full list of my work, see my
Areas of Research/Interest: Public opinion and institutions in American politics; the formation of political attitudes; LGBT issues and politics
Egan, Patrick J. 2013. Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics. Cambridge University Press.
Persily, Nathaniel, Jack Citrin and Patrick J. Egan, eds. 2008. Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy. Oxford University Press.
book review: Harvard Law Review
book review: Law and Politics Book Review
book review: Perspectives on Politics
Egan, Patrick J. 2014. "`Do Something' Politics and Double-Peaked Policy Preferences." Journal of Politics 76(2).
Egan, Patrick J. and Megan Mullin. 2012. "Turning Personal Experience into Political Attitudes: The Effect of Local Weather on Americans' Perceptions about Global Warming." Journal of Politics 74(3): 796-809.
Egan, Patrick J. 2012. "Group Cohesion without Group Mobilization: The Case of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals." British Journal of Political Science 42(3): 597-616.
Egan, Patrick J. and Kenneth Sherrill. 2005. "Marriage and the Shifting Priorities of a New Generation of Lesbians and Gays." PS: Political Science and Politics.
Persily, Nathaniel A., Thad Kousser and Patrick J. Egan. 2002. "The Complicated Impact of One Person, One Vote on Political Competition and Representation." North Carolina Law Review.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Egan, Patrick J. 2011. "Public Opinion, the Media, and Social Issues." in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Robert Y. Shapiro eds.
Egan, Patrick J., Nathaniel Persily, and Kevin Wallsten. 2008. "Gay Rights." In Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, eds. Nathaniel Persily, Jack Citrin and Patrick J. Egan. Oxford University Press.
Goux, Darhsan, Patrick J. Egan, and Jack Citrin. 2008. "The War on Terror and Civil Liberties." In Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, eds. Nathaniel Persily, Jack Citrin and Patrick J. Egan. Oxford University Press.
Bruce E. Cain, Patrick J. Egan and Sergio Fabbrini. 2003. "Toward More Open Democracies: The Expansion of Freedom of Information Laws," In Democracy Transformed? Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies, eds. Bruce E. Cain, Russell J. Dalton, and Susan E. Scarrow. Oxford University Press.
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SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS
"The Supreme Court, the Elected Branches, and Public Opinion: A Reexamination." (co-authored with Anna Harvey) (under review)
"Measuring Inequality of Opportunity and Assessing its Political Causes."
"New Approaches to Measuring Group Political Cohesion."
SELECTED OTHER WRITINGS
Local Weather and Climate Concern
Megan Mullin and I discuss recent findings on how local temperature variation affects global warming attitudes in Nature Climate Change. 2014.
The Declining Culture of Guns and Violence in the United States
The Monkey Cage blog's most-read post in 2012.
Discrepancies Between Polls and Election ResultsFindings from a Decade of Polling on Ballot Measures Regarding the Legal Status of Same-Sex Couples. 2010.
California's Proposition 8Understanding the vote on the same-sex marriage ban passed by California's voters in 2008. Co-authored with Kenneth Sherrill. 2009.
The Hard SellThe politics of Obama's Afghanistan troop surge. Co-authored with Josh Tucker
in The New Republic, 2009.
Court Decisions and Trends in Support for Same-Sex MarriageCo-authored with Nathaniel Persily in The Polling Report. 2009.
Bloomberg's Limited WinGood government advocates portrayed the extension of term limits for New York City elected officials in 2008 as a "power
grab" by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In this New York Times op-ed piece,
I argue that the change actually boosted the institutional power of
City Council to act as a democratic check on executive power.
A First-Ever Political Survey of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals with a Probability-Based SampleOur report on the first political survey ever to be fielded with a probability-based sample of lesbians, gays and bisexuals (conducted with Murray S. Edelman and Kenneth Sherrill). 2008.
Neither an In-Law Nor Outlaw BeOver-time trends in Americans' attitudes toward gay people. With Kenneth Sherrill. (Public Opinion Pros, February 2005.)