Facts Not Values at the Root of Ideological Differences
Poster Session IX - Board: IX-016
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
Our survey of almost 5000 Americans shows that variability in economic intuitions can account for more than 40 percent of variance in ideology. Contrary to the prevailing view that ideological differences are rooted in values or traits, we find that ideological differences are driven by factual disagreements.