Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence from 25 Advanced Democracies

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Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence from 25 Advanced Democracies

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dc.contributor.author Mayne, Quinton
dc.contributor.author Hakhverdian, Armen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-12T21:26:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier Quick submit: 2016-02-12T13:20:24-05:00
dc.identifier.citation Mayne, Quinton and Armen Hakhverdian. 2016. Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence from 25 Advanced Democracies. Comparative Political Studies, 2016 (Forthcoming) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0010-4140 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:25302405
dc.description.abstract Ideological congruence is an important and popular measure of the quality of political representation. The closer the match between the preferences of the public and those of elected elites, the better representative democracy is thought to function. Relatively little attention has been paid however to the effects of ideological congruence on political judgement. We address this gap by examining whether citizens use egocentric or sociotropic judgments of congruence to evaluate democratic performance. Using a variety of congruence measures, we find that citizens are unmoved by sociotropic congruence; however, our analyses provide clear evidence that egocentric congruence boosts citizen satisfaction, especially among political sophisticates. We conclude by discussing the implications of these findings for the study of ideological congruence and political representation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject Elections en_US
dc.subject Public Opinion en_US
dc.subject Voting Behavior en_US
dc.subject Representation and Electoral Systems en_US
dc.subject Political Parties en_US
dc.subject Ideological Congruence en_US
dc.subject Political Satisfaction en_US
dc.title Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence from 25 Advanced Democracies en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-02-12T18:20:26Z
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.rights.holder Quinton Mayne; Armen Hakhverdian
dc.relation.journal Comparative Political Studies en_US
dash.depositing.author Mayne, Quinton
dc.date.available 2016-02-12T21:26:44Z

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