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Washington DC may be politically polarized but most Americans are not

Norpoth, Helmut and Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2022) Washington DC may be politically polarized but most Americans are not. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Mar 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In recent decades the US Congress has become increasingly polarized, with legislators taking increasingly more extreme ideological positions on various issues. But does this polarization reflect the US as a whole? Using data from the American National Election Study Helmut Norpoth and Michael S. Lewis-Beck find that the American electorate is far from polarized, with a plurality identifying with the political middle ground and a very small number considering themselves to be either extremely conservative or liberal.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 12:54
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 12:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114834

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