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ERIC Number: EJ1165285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Effects of Political Knowledge on Political Tolerance
Hall, John Powell
Journal of Political Science Education, v14 n1 p104-122 2018
Sexual orientation continues to be an explosive issue in American classrooms. Increasing the political knowledge of students can reduce the volatility of this explosive issue by increasing tolerance toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. This relationship between political knowledge and political tolerance has been recognized since Stouffer's seminal work (1955) examining respondents' tolerance toward unpopular groups. Since then, a number of political scientists have worked to further our understanding of the link between political knowledge and political tolerance. This manuscript expands upon the existing literature by examining the effect of political knowledge on political tolerance toward same-sex marriage equality using 10-minute lectures involving the U.S. Constitution. Findings will show that significant changes can be made to political tolerance levels by using a limited amount of time and information to increase the political knowledge of survey respondents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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