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Why do liberals drink lattes? How lifestyles tied to political views can be self-reinforcing among partisan groups

DellaPosta, Daniel, Shi, Yongren and Macy, Michael (2015) Why do liberals drink lattes? How lifestyles tied to political views can be self-reinforcing among partisan groups. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The increasing polarization of U.S. politics has seen the rise of partisan ‘echo chambers’ with little interaction between those at opposite poles. This division has broadened to include lifestyles, with liberals often characterized as ‘latte-drinking’ and conservatives as ‘gun enthusiasts’, for example. In new research, Daniel DellaPosta, Yongren Shi, and Michael Macy look at how political ideology becomes linked to people’s lifestyles. They show how demographic influences on opinions can be amplified by the self-reinforcing dynamics of peer group interactions.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 10:59
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63106

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