A Broken Public? Americans’ Responses to the Great Recession

  title={A Broken Public? Americans’ Responses to the Great Recession},
  author={Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={727 - 748}
Did Americans respond to the recent Great Recession by demanding that government provide policy solutions to rising income insecurity, an expectation of state-of-the-art theorizing on the dynamics of mass opinion? Or did the recession erode support for government activism, in line with alternative scholarship pointing to economic factors having the reverse effect? We find that public support for government social programs declined sharply between 2008 and 2010, yet both fixed-effects and… 

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