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Politics and the life cycle

This article by Donald Kinder is an interesting review of research on political views as they are inherited and as they develop with age. I also like it because he refers to my sister’s work on the essentialist beliefs of children.

I’ll have to think a bit about how this all relates to this picture of party ID and age:

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(see also the other data here).

One Comment

  1. Ed C says:

    Thanks for this article. In a perfect world, schools would cover politics (not just civics) at an earlier age. I think that one’s parents have a lot of influence on one’s politics, much like religion. Here’s another similar article that talks about income and politics:

    http://www.princeton.edu/~bartels/income.pdf