S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원) American Studies Institute (미국학연구소) 미국학 미국학 Volume 36 Number 1/2 (2013)
Cognitive Heterogeneity and Economic Voting: Does Political Sophistication Condition Economic Voting?
- Lee, Han Soo
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- 서울대학교 미국학연구소
- 미국학, Vol.36 No.1, pp. 195-226
- Economic voting ; sociotropic voting ; egocentric voting ; cognitive heterogeneity ; political sophistication ; political knowledge
- This research examines the influence of political sophistication on economic voting. Whether or not political sophistication affects economic voting is controversial. Empirical studies show mixed evidence regarding the topic. This study points out that methodologicalapproaches in previous empirical studies could cause the mixed results. By analyzing data from the 1992, 1996, and 2008 presidential elections in the United States with interaction models, this study reveals that political sophistication conditions sociotropic economic voting. However, the conditional effects vary across the three elections. In contrast, political sophistication does not condition pocketbook voting in general.
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