Soubhik Barari


These days, I mostly write for my Substack newsletter called Somewhat Unlikely.

You can read the elevator pitch here (TL;DR: data-driven writings on politics and social science written mostly for a non-academic audience). Most importantly, you can subscribe here.

Below is a feed of my more academic writing:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Political Speech from Corporate America: Sparse, Mostly for Democrats, and Somewhat Representative (2024)
Soubhik Barari.
Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media
publisher version   slides  

Measuring the Growth of Gender-Inclusive Surveys Around the World (2024)
Zoe Padgett, Sam Gutierrez, Laura Wronski, and Soubhik Barari.
Survey Practice
publisher version  

LocalView: A Database of Public Meetings for the Study of Local Politics and Policy-making in the United States (2023)
Soubhik Barari and Tyler Simko.
Nature: Scientific Data
publisher version   pdf   website   replication code   blog post  

Misinformation Interventions are Common, Divisive, and Poorly Understood (2021)
Emily Saltz, Soubhik Barari, Claire Leibowicz, and Claire Wardle.
HKS Misinformation Review
publisher version   pdf   pre-registration   replication code  

Research Preprints

Are Trump's Indictments Rallying His Base? Evidence from the Counterfactual Format (2023)
Soubhik Barari, Alexander Coppock, Matthew Graham, and Zoe Padgett.
Conditionally Accepted at Public Opinion Quarterly
press: The Atlantic  

Political Deepfakes are as Credible as Other Fake Media and (Sometimes) Real Media (2022)
Soubhik Barari, Christopher Lucas, and Kevin Munger.
Conditionally Accepted at Journal of Politics
pdf   slides   pre-registration   replication code  
press: NiemanLab  

The Asymmetric Nationalization of Local Politics (2022)
Soubhik Barari and Tyler Simko.
pdf   slides  

Democracy and Trade Policy at the Product Level (2022)
Soubhik Barari and In Song Kim.
pdf   database  

Evaluating COVID-19 Public Health Messaging in Italy (2020)
Soubhik Barari, Gary King, and 17 others.
pdf   medrxiv   replication code