Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public

Donald R. Kinder Nathan P. Kalmoe

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Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public

Neither Liberal nor Conservative Ideological Innocence in the American Public Congress is crippled by ideological conflict The political parties are polarized today than at any time since the Civil War Americans disagree fiercely about just about everything from terrorism an

  • Title: Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public
  • Author: Donald R. Kinder Nathan P. Kalmoe
  • ISBN: 9780226452456
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Congress is crippled by ideological conflict The political parties are polarized today than at any time since the Civil War Americans disagree, fiercely, about just about everything, from terrorism and national security, to taxes and government spending, to immigration and gay marriage.Well, American elites disagree fiercely But average Americans do not This, at lCongress is crippled by ideological conflict The political parties are polarized today than at any time since the Civil War Americans disagree, fiercely, about just about everything, from terrorism and national security, to taxes and government spending, to immigration and gay marriage.Well, American elites disagree fiercely But average Americans do not This, at least, was the position staked out by Philip Converse in his famous essay on belief systems, which drew on surveys carried out during the Eisenhower Era to conclude that most Americans were innocent of ideology.In Neither Liberal nor Conservative, Donald Kinder and Nathan Kalmoe argue that ideological innocence applies nearly as well to the current state of American public opinion Real liberals and real conservatives are found in impressive numbers only among those who are deeply engaged in political life The ideological battles between American political elites show up as scattered skirmishes in the general public, if they show up at all If ideology is out of reach for all but a few who are deeply and seriously engaged in political life, how do Americans decide whom to elect president whether affirmative action is good or bad Kinder and Kalmoe offer a persuasive group centered answer Political preferences arise less from ideological differences than from the attachments and antagonisms of group life.

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    1. Athan Tolis on said:

      The main thesis of the book is that the American public is non-ideological.The approach is 100% statistical and is based on data generated by the American National Election Study, the world’s longest-running study of voters and elections.The findings are as follows:1. The way these studies measure it (and the detail is provided and seems sensible), barely a smidgen more than one fifth of Americans have ever been “ideologues.”2. The chances an American will identify with an ideology rise in [...]

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