Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Part of the "Great Questions in Politics" series,Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America combines polling data with a compelling narrative to debunk commonly-believed myths about American politicsparticularly the claim that Americans are deeply divided in their fundamental political views.This second edition ofCulture War?features a new chapter that demonstrates how the elections of 2004 reinforce the bookrs"s argument that Americans are no more divided now than they were in the past. In addition, the text has been updated throughout to reflect data from the 2004 elections.

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition ix
Preface to First Edition xiii
CHAPTER 1 Culture War? 1(10)
CHAPTER 2 If America Is Not Polarized, Why Do So Many Americans Think It Is? 11(22)
CHAPTER 3 A 50:50 Nation? Red and Blue State People are Not That Different 33(24)
CHAPTER 4 A 50:50 Nation? Beyond the Red and Blue States 57(22)
CHAPTER 5 A Closer Look at Abortion 79(30)
CHAPTER 6 A Closer Look at Homosexuality 109(18)
CHAPTER 7 Have Electoral Cleavages Shifted? 127(18)
CHAPTER 8 The 2004 Election and Beyond 145(20)
CHAPTER 9 Reconciling Micro and Macro 165(22)
CHAPTER 10 How Did It Come to This and Where Do We Go from Here? 187(42)
Index 229

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