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Zach Goldberg 3 Oct 18
1/2 Which of the two parties became more ideologically extreme over the years? If we look at the parties as a whole, the answer is a virtual tie: Republican's became 0.66 points (on a 1-7 scale) more conservative, and Democrats 0.66 more liberal between 1972-2016. However...
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Zach Goldberg
2/2 If we limit the analysis to Whites, the answer is Democrats, whose liberalism increased 0.91 points (as compared to +0.68 conservatism for White Republicans) between 1972-2016.
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Zach Goldberg 3 Oct 18
Replying to @ZachG932
(Correction: 'Percent' on the Y Axis should be 'Mean')
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Peter Gross 15 Oct 18
Replying to @ZachG932
shows a different result: an 18% increase in Democratic liberalism over the same time period, but a 100% increase in GOP conservatism. Which seems to match the history of the Moral Majority etc. Thoughts?
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Zach Goldberg 15 Oct 18
Replying to @peteregross
Firstly, the data I shared = the general population. Voteview, by contrast=Congressional voting records.
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