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How what you believe about democracy influences how you vote

Thornton, Judd R. and Dunn, Kris (2016) How what you believe about democracy influences how you vote. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Dec 2016). Website.

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While the concept of democracy often means different things to different people, are there elements which people can agree or disagree on? Judd R. Thornton and Kris Dunn examine the relationship between people’s beliefs about democracy and how they vote. They find that while most people believe that free elections and protecting civil rights are essential to democracy, Democrats are more likely to believe that redistribution and unemployment security are essential parts of democracy, while Republicans are not.

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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-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:27

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