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How the culture wars are driving political polarization

Alwin, Duane F. and Tufiş, Paula A. (2016) How the culture wars are driving political polarization. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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While there has been increasing comment and concern over the apparent polarization of the American electorate, recent research on culture and politics largely denies the existence of such polarization. In new research which focuses on Americans’ ideological identities, Duane F. Alwin and Paula A. Tufiş find that voters have indeed become polarized over time, and that their political identities are increasingly informed by cultural, rather than class or economic factors.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 15:43

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