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Mind the partisan trust gap: why the 2016 elections are making some Americans worse off

Carlin, Ryan E. and Love, Gregory (2016) Mind the partisan trust gap: why the 2016 elections are making some Americans worse off. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

How do we determine whether or not we should trust someone we don’t know? Often we use shortcuts, and party affiliation is one of them. People are less likely to trust someone who is part of a political party they oppose than they are to trust someone who is part of a political party they support – something known as the “partisan trust gap”. Using a multi-country study of partisan trust, Ryan Carlin and Gregory Love find that the more polarized people think their country’s politics are, the wider their partisan trust gap. Such trust gaps are important, as they reduce the ability of elites to reach a compromise and to tackle policy challenges.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 13:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67235

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