Yusaku Horiuchi

QSS Faculty publish findings on attitudes to refugees in Science Advances


DJ Flynn, a postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Quantitative Social Science, and Yusaku Horiuchi, an affiliated faculty member in the program who teaches a popular data visualization course, have published a new article in Science Advances.  This article, which is co-authored with Jeremy Fewerda of the Department of Government, is an analysis of attitudes in the United States toward refugee resettlement. Ferwerda, Flynn, and Horiuchi show that Americans are less supportive of refugee resettlement locally than they are elsewhere in the United States.  This highlights how refugee resettlement is a collective action problem facing the country.  Ferwerda, Flynn, and Horiuchi also show that threatening media frames reduce support for refugee resettlement. In addition to the article in Science Advances, this research has also been covered in CITYLAB, in the article Even Liberals Can be Refugee NIMBYs

QSS 17/GOV 16 Students Participate in a Data Visualization Contest (16F)


As part of his Fall 2016 Data Visualization classes, Professor Yusaku Horiuchi organized a contest for his students.  The top six student submissions were chosen by voting. These graphics can be viewed here.