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How the questions we ask can influence our judgments of people’s political knowledge

Pérez, Efrén O. (2015) How the questions we ask can influence our judgments of people’s political knowledge. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Recent assessments have found that racial and ethnic minorities have less political knowledge compared to Whites. But could this be due to the way that questions are asked rather than a true knowledge gap? Efrén Pérez tests this theory by providing a richer set of political questions to Whites and Latinos, which include Latino-themed questions. He finds that when unbiased questions are used, the knowledge gap between the two groups disappears.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 12:04
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75927

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