Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics

  title={Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics},
  author={John G. Bullock and Alan S. Gerber and Seth J. Hill and Gregory A. Huber},
  journal={PSN: Political Parties (Topic)},
Partisanship seems to affect factual beliefs about politics. For example, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say that the deficit rose during the Clinton administration; Democrats are more likely to say that inflation rose under Reagan. We investigate whether such patterns reflect differing beliefs among partisans or instead reflect a desire to praise one party or criticize another. We develop a model of partisan survey response and report two experiments that are based on the model… 

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