Joseph Fahimi (George Mason University) conducted a study to check a hypothesis proposed by several scholars (O.Holsti, R.Sobel, E. Shiraev, ect.) that in democracies, public opinion about the use of force in their country's foreign policy tends to accommodate their government's policy actions.
These findings were used in International Relations (Eric Shiraev & Vladislav Zubok, Oxford University Press).
see a summary table here
Where do today's world leaders receive their education? A draft by Michael McKenney, George Mason University see here