Political scientists conduct research on a wide range of subjects, such as relations between the United States and other countries, the institutions and political life of nations, the politics of small towns or major metropolises, and the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Studying and evaluating topics such as public opinion, political decision-making, ideology, and public policy, they analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various other entities. Through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations, political scientists present their research reports and often identify new issues for research and analysis.
*The above information is pulled
directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor. For more information, please visit the BLS website.
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