Personality and Political Attitudes: Relationships across Issue Domains and Political Contexts

  title={Personality and Political Attitudes: Relationships across Issue Domains and Political Contexts},
  author={Alan S. Gerber and Gregory A. Huber and David Doherty and Conor Mark Dowling and Shang E. Ha},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={111 - 133}
Previous research on personality traits and political attitudes has largely focused on the direct relationships between traits and ideological self-placement. There are theoretical reasons, however, to suspect that the relationships between personality traits and political attitudes (1) vary across issue domains and (2) depend on contextual factors that affect the meaning of political stimuli. In this study, we provide an explicit theoretical framework for formulating hypotheses about these… 
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