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The Relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation

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dc.contributor.author Weber, Wiebke
dc.contributor.author Saris Willem E.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-14T08:21:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-14T08:21:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Weber W, Saris WE. The Relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation. Acta Polit. 2014 Apr 4;50:193-213. DOI: 10.1057/ap.2014.5
dc.identifier.issn 0001-6810
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46007
dc.description.abstract The major body of the literature about left–right orientation finds that values and attitudes determine an individual’s position in the left–right dimension. Regarding values, it is assumed that these are stable over (a long period of) time, and hence affect individuals’ left–right orientation. Attitudes are usually measured as issue preferences, which can change over time, cross-nationally and also in their importance for people. Therefore, the relationship between issues and left–right orientation is less clear, and requires more research. We argue and show with data from the European Social Survey Implementing a Panel Component project (2012), conducted in the Netherlands, that the relationship between issue preferences and left–right orientation is conditioned by the importance that people give to the respective issues. Issues that are important for people affect their left–right orientation, while they can use their left–right orientation to form an opinion about an issue which they do not consider important.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Acta Politica. 2014 Apr 4;50:193-213
dc.rights © Springer The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ap.2014.5
dc.title The Relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ap.2014.5
dc.subject.keyword Left–right orientation
dc.subject.keyword Issues
dc.subject.keyword Multi-group structural equation modelling
dc.subject.keyword Correction for measurement error
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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