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A sense of civic duty is influenced by deeply rooted personality traits

Weinschenk, Aaron C. (2013) A sense of civic duty is influenced by deeply rooted personality traits. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Voter turnout is a perennial concern for political scientists and politicians alike. Even with extensive campaigns to “get out the vote,” turnout for most elections lingers around half of the eligible population. Aaron C. Weinschenk examines the idea that the propensity to vote is influenced by deeply rooted personality traits that cultivate a sense of civic duty. He finds that a number of the “Big Five” personality traits, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Openness, are positively correlated with a perceived duty to vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:20
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58384

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