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The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans
As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In "The Partisan Sort", Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded toExpand
Why Do Partisan Media Polarize Viewers
The recent increase in partisan media has generated interest in whether such outlets polarize viewers. I draw on theories of motivated reasoning to explain why partisan media polarize viewers, whyExpand
The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States
While previously polarization was primarily seen only in issue-based terms, a new type of division has emerged in the mass public in recent years: Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distrustExpand
Comparing the Accuracy of RDD Telephone Surveys and Internet Surveys Conducted with Probability and Non-Probability Samples
This study assessed the accuracy of telephone and Internet surveys of probability samples and Internet surveys of non-probability samples of American adults by comparing aggregate survey resultsExpand
How Partisan Media Polarize America
Forty years ago, viewers who wanted to watch the news could only choose from among the major broadcast networks, all of which presented the same news without any particular point of view. Today weExpand
Clearer Cues, More Consistent Voters: A Benefit of Elite Polarization
Scholars typically argue that elite polarization has only negative consequences for American politics. I challenge this view by demonstrating that elite polarization, by clarifying where the partiesExpand
Partisan Media Exposure and Attitudes Toward the Opposition
How has the rise of partisan media outlets changed how citizens perceive the other party? In particular, does watching partisan news sources make citizens dislike and distrust the other party?Expand
The Microfoundations of Mass Polarization
Although there has been considerable attention to the question of how much polarization there is in the mass electorate, there has been much less attention paid to the mechanism that causesExpand
When Backing Down Is the Right Decision: Partisanship, New Information, and Audience Costs
How do domestic political conditions shape when leaders get punished for backing down in international crises? We explore how three factors—the president’s partisanship, the reaction of other elites,Expand
Reconsidering the Measurement of Political Knowlege
A basic feature of representative democracy is that citizens use elections as a means of controlling elected officials. A critical maintained hypothesis implicit in that idea is that citizens knowExpand