Spälti, Anna Katharina, Benjamin Lyons, Vittorio Mérola, Jason Reifler, Christine Stedtnitz, and Florian Stoeckel, and Paula Szewach. 2021. “Partisanship and public opinion of COVID-19: does emphasizing Trump and his administration’s response to the pandemic affect public opinion about the coronavirus?Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 31(S1): 145-154. [PDF | Publisher | Supplementary]

Mendelberg, Tali, Vittorio Mérola, Tanika Raychaudhuri, and Adam Thal. 2020. “When Poor Students Attend Rich Schools: Do Affluent Social Environments Increase or Decrease Participation?” Perspectives on Politics: 1-17. [PDF | Publisher | Replication | Supplementary]

Lyons, Benjamin, Vittorio Mérola, Jason Reifler, and Florian Stockel. 2020. “How Politics Shape Views Toward Fact-Checking: Evidence from Six European Countries.” The International Journal of Press/Politics 25(3): 469-492. [PDF | Publisher | Supplementary]

Lyons, Benjamin, Vittorio Mérola, and Jason Reifler. 2020. “Shifting medical guidelines: Compliance and spillover effects for revised antibiotic recommendations.” Social Science & Medicine 225: 112943. [PDF | Publisher | Supplementary]

Media Coverage: MedicalXpress

Lyons, Benjamin, Vittorio Mérola, and Jason Reifler. 2019. “Not Just Asking Questions: Effects of Implicit and Explicit Conspiracy Information About Vaccines and Genetic Modification.” Health Communication 34(14): 1741-1750.  [PDF | Publisher | Supplementary]

Media Coverage: ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, ESRC Blog

Helgason, Agnar F., and Vittorio Mérola. 2017. “Employment Insecurity, Incumbent Partisanship, and Voting Behavior in Comparative Perspective.” Comparative Political Studies 50(11): 1489-1523. [PDF | Publisher | Replication | Supplementary]

Mérola, Vittorio, and Agnar F. Helgason. 2016. “Are We in the Same Boat or Not? The Opposite Effects of Absolute and Relative Income Shifts on Redistributive Preferences.” The Journal of Politics 78(4): 1107-1123. [PDF | Publisher | Replication | Supplementary]

Mérola, Vittorio, and Matt P. Hitt. 2015. “Numeracy and the Persuasive Effect of Policy Information and Party Cues.” Public Opinion Quarterly 80(2): 554-562. [PDF | Publisher | Replication | Supplementary]

Media Coverage: Harvard Business Review, National Affairs


Feldman, Stanley, Vittorio Mérola, and Justin Dollman. Forthcoming. “The Psychology of Authoritarianism and Support for Illiberal Parties and Policies.” In Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, ed. András Sajó, Stephen Holmes and Renáta Uitz. Routledge.

Lyons, Benjamin, Vittorio Mérola, and Jason Reifler 2020. “How bad is the fake news problem? The role of baseline information in public perceptions.” In The Psychology of Fake News: Accepting, Sharing, and Correcting Misinformationed. Rainer Greifeneder, Mariela E. Jaffe, Eryn Newman, and Norbert Schwarz. London: Taylor & Francis.



Mérola, Vittorio, Benjamin Lyons, and Jason Reifler. “Partisan Bias in Factual Knowledge: Expressive Reporting or Motivated Learning?”

Mérola, Vittorio, and Philipp Rehm. “Economic (Mis)perceptions.”

Mérola, Vittorio. “The Motivated Response to Economic Inequality: Experimental Evidence from Sweden.”