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ERIC Number: EJ132064
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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We and They: Pronouns as Measures of Political Identification and Estrangement
Cramer, M. Richard; Schuman, Howard
Social Science Research, 4, 3, 231-240, Sep 75
Findings indicate that race is the most important determinant of pronoun usage, with blacks more likely to refer to the United States as "they" rather than "we". Among whites, they-saying is a phenomenon associated with lower education, though not with low income or with self identification as outside the middle class. (Author/AM)
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