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    Partisanship now trumps political parties’ ownership of issues among voters, except among independents

Partisanship now trumps political parties’ ownership of issues among voters, except among independents

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Throughout recent US political history, certain issues have been considered to be “owned” by either party, such as national defense for the Republican Party and healthcare and the environment for the Democratic Party. But what does the rise of partisan polarization mean for the importance of issue ownership by the parties?  In new survey research, Jamie M. Wright, Scott […]

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    America is becoming more secular, but citizens still see political candidates’ religion as a mark of trustworthiness

America is becoming more secular, but citizens still see political candidates’ religion as a mark of trustworthiness

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American politicians have always had a close relationship with religion, and despite the increasingly secular nature of US society, it is nearly unthinkable that a politician would openly identify themselves as an atheist. In new research, Scott Clifford and Ben Gaskins find that voters perceive religious candidates as being more trustworthy and moral and atheist candidates as less trustworthy […]

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