The Directing Power ? A Comparative Study of Public Opinion and Income Distribution

@inproceedings{Weakliem2002TheDP,
  title={The Directing Power ? A Comparative Study of Public Opinion and Income Distribution},
  author={David Weakliem and Robert Andersen and Anthony W. Heath},
  year={2002}
}
In recent years, a number of studies have examined the influence of public opinion on government policy, but few have considered the influence of opinion on social conditions. These are separate questions, since policies may not have the intended effects, and opinion may influence outcomes directly apart from government policy. This paper examines the relationship between public opinion and income inequality in a sample of about 50 nations. It finds that the distribution of income is more equal… CONTINUE READING

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