Political Polarization in the American Public

  title={Political Polarization in the American Public},
  author={M. Fiorina and S. Abrams},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • M. Fiorina, S. Abrams
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Political Science
  • For more than two decades political scientists have discussed rising elite polarization in the United States, but the study of mass polarization did not receive comparable attention until fairly recently. This article surveys the literature on mass polarization. It begins with a discussion of the concept of polarization, then moves to a critical consideration of different kinds of evidence that have been used to study polarization, concluding that much of the evidence presents problems of… CONTINUE READING
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