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In a more polarized era more and more citizens are structuringtheir beliefs along ideological lines, just as politicians do

Jewitt, Caitlin E. and Goren, Paul N. (2016) In a more polarized era more and more citizens are structuringtheir beliefs along ideological lines, just as politicians do. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While politics in the US has long been split along the left-right, liberal-conservative spectrum, most academics have assumed that these divisions had historically not percolated through to how most Americans see themselves. In new research which draws on election data, Caitlin E. Jewitt and Paul N. Goren find that people are now more able to structure their beliefs along the left-right dimension than they were in 1980. As debates between political elites have become more polarized, many more Americans who are ideologically engaged are now thinking about issues and organizing their policy positions just as politicians do.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65826

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