The Home as a Political Fortress: Family Agreement in an Era of Polarization

  title={The Home as a Political Fortress: Family Agreement in an Era of Polarization},
  author={Shanto Iyengar and Tobias Konitzer and Kent L. Tedin},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1326 - 1338}
The manifestations of party polarization in America are well known: legislative gridlock, harsh elite rhetoric, and at the level of the electorate, increasing hostility across the partisan divide. We investigate the ramifications of polarization for processes of family socialization. Using the classic 1965 Youth-Parent Political Socialization Panel data as a baseline, we employ original national surveys of spouses and offspring conducted in 2015 supplemented by the 2014 and 2016 TargetSmart… 

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