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Most Americans are ideologically moderate

Fowler, Anthony (2022) Most Americans are ideologically moderate. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Oct 2022). Blog Entry.

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Cable news and social media portray US politics as beset by partisanship and political polarization. But do most Americans take ideologically extreme positions? In new survey research of almost 300,000 people, Anthony Fowler examines Americans’ likely real political positions. He finds that nearly 3/4 of Americans have views that correspond with a single ideology, and of those, most are moderate. These moderates, he writes, also drive the selection and accountability of political candidates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 14:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:47

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