Polarization and Issue Consistency Over Time

  title={Polarization and Issue Consistency Over Time},
  author={Andrew D. Garner and Harvey D. Palmer},
  journal={Political Behavior},
The polarization of the political and social environment over the past four decades has provided citizens with clearer cues about how their core political predispositions (e.g., group interests, core values, and party identification) relate to their issue opinions. A robust and ongoing scholarly debate has involved the different ways in which the more polarized environment affects mass opinion. Using heteroskedastic regression, this paper examines the effect of the increasingly polarized… Expand
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