TITLE

Public Opinion on Government and Morality

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Carol W.; Nesselroth, Saul H.
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
Public Integrity;Winter2014-2015, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Public attitudes about government are widely cited but often misunderstood. This study of trends in popular opinion discloses partisan and ideological divisions over government’s role in protecting and promoting moral values. Partisan attachment and civic trust explain the seeming inconsistency between favoring action and preferring limited government. Finding that changes in opinion relate to electoral outcomes, the analysis concludes that partisanship eclipses concern over moral values and suggests that public trust is independent of government performance.
ACCESSION #
102701525

 

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