The Origins and Meaning of Liberal/Conservative Self-Identifications.

  title={The Origins and Meaning of Liberal/Conservative Self-Identifications.},
  author={Pamela Johnston Conover and Stanley Feldman},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
Although over the past few decades liberal/conservative self-identifications have often played a part in studies of belief systems, they have seldom been the focus of research. Recently, however, several studies have suggested that such identifications play a significant role in voting behavior and political perception. Implicit in this research, however, are two tenuous assumptions: that liberal/conservative identifications are bipolar in meaning and that underlying this bipolarity is… 

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