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A more informed electorate would benefit the Democratic Party

Fowler, Anthony and Margolis, Michele (2014) A more informed electorate would benefit the Democratic Party. LSE American Politics and Policy (18 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A common saying is that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but is this true in politics as in life? In a new study, Anthony Fowler and Michele Margolis look at the effects of increasing voters’ political knowledge on their support for the Republican and Democratic parties. They find that because those with progressive views are less likely to know where parties stand, providing people with information about parties’ positions will increase support for the Democratic Party by as much as 15 percent.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 08:18
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 00:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58821

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