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Political parties shape public opinion, but their influence is limited.

Mullinix, Kevin J. (2017) Political parties shape public opinion, but their influence is limited. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Do people’s opinions on policy debates follow those of the political party they support? In new research using a nationally representative survey, Kevin J. Mullinix finds that knowing that their party supports certain legislation means that people are more likely to support that legislation, and that this effect is more pronounced when parties are highly polarized. This effect is not absolute, however; when an issue is personally important, people will not blindly follow their party’s lead.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: 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 14:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75983

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