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Parties, Institutional Control, and Trust in Government

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  • Joseph Gershtenson
  • Jeffrey Ladewig
  • Dennis L. Plane

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Partisanship should affect evaluations of Congress just as it affects evaluations of the president, and these institutional evaluations should affect political trust. We argue that the relationship between partisanship and trust is dependent on partisan control of Congress and that much of party identification's influence on trust occurs indirectly through approval of governmental institutions. Copyright (c) 2006 Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Joseph Gershtenson & Jeffrey Ladewig & Dennis L. Plane, 2006. "Parties, Institutional Control, and Trust in Government," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 87(4), pages 882-902.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:87:y:2006:i:4:p:882-902
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    1. Justina AV Fischer, 2011. "Living under the ‘right’ government: does political ideology matter to trust in political institutions?," CEIS Research Paper 212, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 14 Oct 2011.

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