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Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Arthur Lupia

Abstract

Research polls, media interviews, and everyday conversations reveal an unsettling truth: citizens, while well-meaning and even passionate about current affairs, appear to know very little about politics. Hundreds of surveys document vast numbers of citizens answering even basic questions about government incorrectly. Given this unfortunate state of affairs, it is not surprising that more knowledgeable people often deride the public for its ignorance. Some experts even think that less informed citizens should stay out of politics altogether. As Arthur Lupia shows in Uninformed, this is not cons ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190263720
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190263720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Lupia, author