Politics in the Workplace Study

The purpose of this study is to examine the beliefs of employees regarding political stances at work. Specifically, our research explores how political ideology is manifested in the workplace, specifically through a person-environment fit framework. We want to understand the extent to which differing political ideologies (between employees and employers) influence various workplace outcomes. This data will be provided by full-time employees who perceive political ideological differences between themselves and their organization.


If you are interested in participating, please complete our Interview Eligibility Screening so we can determine if you meet our study criteria.

If you choose to participate and meet the eligibility criteria, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire and participate in a one-on-one video interview through a virtual conferencing application (i.e., Zoom) lasting approximately 1-hour. Participants will be compensated with a $25 Amazon e-gift card.

Contact us

If you would like to reach out to us to learn more about, contribute to, or follow-up with our study, please email researcher Danilo Le Sante at dlesante@fiu.edu or call us at (786) 325-4069.

For participants

What is the current study about?

The main purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of employees regarding political stances at work. More specifically, we are looking to conduct one-on-one interviews with employees who believe that their views on important political issues are at odds with the stances of their employing organization.

What are the requirements to participate?

  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Employed-full time (40+ hours per week) in the U.S.
  • Work for an organization that you believe contrasts your political views.
  • Access to internet and web camera for interview over Zoom

What should I expect?

Participation involves completing a brief questionnaire, followed by a one-on-one interview lasting approximately one hour via a Zoom video call. Participants and responses will remain confidential throughout the study. Participants will be compensated $25 USD (in the form of an Amazon e-gift card) for their participation.

How does it work?

Upon verifying your eligibility and confirming your participation, our lead researcher will be in contact with you to coordinate a day and time for a one-hour interview. Prior to the interview, a link will be sent to you to complete a brief questionnaire.

What’s in it for me?

Upon completion of the interview, you will be sent a $25 Amazon gift card via your preferred email address. You are not responsible for any costs to participate in this study. Furthermore, by participating in this innovative study, you will be helping to inform cutting-edge academic research related to political stances and the workplace.

What if I do not want to continue participating?

Participation in this study is voluntary. Individuals choosing to take part are free to participate in the study or withdraw their consent at any time.