The Urban–Rural Gulf in American Political Behavior

  title={The Urban–Rural Gulf in American Political Behavior},
  author={James G. Gimpel and Nathaniel Lovin and Bryan Moy and Andrew Reeves},
  journal={Political Behavior},
Urban–rural differences in partisan political loyalty are as familiar in the United States as they are in other countries. In this paper, we examine Gallup survey data from the early-2000s through 2018 to understand the urban–rural fissure that has been so noticeable in recent elections. We consider the potential mechanisms of an urban–rural political divide. We suggest that urban and rural dwellers oppose each other because they reside in far apart locations without much interaction and… 

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