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    MUGHAN, A. 1981. THE CROSS-NATIONAL VALIDITY OF PARTY IDENTIFICATION: GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES COMPARED*. Political Studies, Vol. 29, Issue. 3, p. 365.


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  • British Journal of Political Science, Volume 7, Issue 3
  • July 1977, pp. 301-320

Beliefs, Feelings and Votes: The British Case

Abstract

The image of voting in the United States developed by political scientists over the last decade differs markedly from the perspective offered in that classic study of electoral behaviour in the 1950s, The American Voter. Whereas the authors of The American Voter painted a rather unflattering portrait of the way in which the voter of the 1950s made his electoral choice, contemporary research has begun to discover some unexpected virtues in the American electorate of the 1960s and early 1970s. Compared to his counterpart in the previous generation, today's voter seems to attach less significance to his party identification, and more importance to his perceptions of the parties' stands on issues with which he is concerned, in deciding which party to support in presidential elections. Indeed, it would perhaps be only a slight exaggeration to suggest that the notion of electoral choice has now become a realistic, and not merely a metaphorical, manner of speaking about the American voter.

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V. O. Key discovered in The Responsible Electorate (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1966).

David Butler and Michael Pinto-Duschinsky , The British General Election of 1970 (London: Macmillan, 1971), Chap. 7.

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British Journal of Political Science
  • ISSN: 0007-1234
  • EISSN: 1469-2112
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