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Demographic and economic change is helping to grow supportfor the Democratic Party in rural America

Scala, Dante J. and Johnson, Kenneth M. (2015) Demographic and economic change is helping to grow supportfor the Democratic Party in rural America. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

It is a common conceit in American politics that urban voters tend to vote for the Democratic Party, while those in rural areas vote for Republicans. In new research, Dante J. Scala and Kenneth M. Johnson find that the truth is not nearly so simple – changes in population and the rural economy have led to the growth of democratic enclaves in ‘recreational counties’ which are dominated by the new rural service and amenity economy. They argue that while at the county level, the ‘big sort’ may be true, if we widen our view, rural America is increasingly looking more politically and demographically diverse.

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 > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 09:38
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63517

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