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For many citizens attractiveness is linked to political expertise

Palmer, Carl and Peterson, Rolfe (2015) For many citizens attractiveness is linked to political expertise. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Oct 2015). Website.

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Why do voters recognize some commentators as political experts and others not? In new research using election survey data and survey experiments, Carl Palmer and Rolfe Peterson find that people evaluate those that are more attractive as being more competent and intelligent. More attractive individuals are also seen as more politically knowledgeable, with people preferring to seek them out to learn more about politics.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:51

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