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Consensus on Economic Issues: A Survey of Republicans, Democrats, and Economists

  • Dan Fuller

    (Weber State University)

  • Doris Geide-Stevenson

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    (Weber State University)

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    The objective of this paper is to explore the distribution of opinion , and level of consensus among Republicans, Democrats, and economists on a number of specific economic propositions. The paper is based on a survey of Republican and Democrat national delegates and economists conducted in 2000. The survey instrument consists of 44 economic propositions, of which 26 are similar to those of a previous survey of political delegates and economists conducted in 1992. For these 26 propositions, we explore changes in the distribution of opinion over time.

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    Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Winter)
    Pages: 81-94

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:33:y:2007:i:1:p:81-94
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    1. Dan Fuller & Doris Geide-stevenson, 2003. "Consensus Among Economists: Revisited," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(4), pages 369-387, December.
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    7. Walstad, William B. & Rebeck, Ken, 2002. "Assessing the economic knowledge and economic opinions of adults," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(5), pages 921-935.
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