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ERIC Number: EJ043361
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Political Belief Systems and Political Behavior
Wilker, Harry R.; Milbrath, Lester W.
Social Science Quarterly, 51, 3, 477-493, Dec 70
Notes that previous research has shown that ordinary citizens are generally incapable of acting on the basis of beliefs about policy. It is suggested that the linkage between beliefs and attitudes can only be understood by looking at the purposes pursued by political activity. If political activity is viewed as serving symbolic ends, it is argued that we will be able to understand the belief structure underlying this activity. (Author/MB)
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