CAPC researchers study how race and gender affect American politics and policy. This includes how the race, ethinicity, gender, and other personal characteristics of candidates for national and state-level elected office affects their chances of winning or raising funds. Taking a step back, CAPC's research is also painting an interesting picture about who is choosing to enter the fray of political campaigning in the first place.
CAPC is also researching voter participation within the context of various demographic populations of the United States. CAPC's research is exploring who typically registers to vote, and who ultimately turns up at the polling place on Election Day.