Matthew Pietryka

Social connections impact voter turnout, decisions, says FSU researcher

When it comes to voter turnout and election outcomes, it’s not just what you know, but perhaps who you know that makes the difference, according to a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. People more closely connected to electoral candidates in their social network vote at higher rates, according to Matthew Pietryka, an assistant professor of […]

Expert Pitch: 2016 Presidential Election

Voters will cast their ballots in the 2016 Presidential race, and in several local and state races, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. A group of Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the campaigns and the election. VOTER BEHAVIOR AND TRENDS • Matthew Pietryka Assistant Professor of political science […]