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Growing apart? Partisan sorting in Canada, 1992–2015
journal contributionposted on 2019-10-15, 11:00 authored by Anthony KevinsAnthony Kevins, Stuart N Soroka
Recent decades have been marked by increasingly divided partisan opinion in the US. This study investigates whether a similar trend might be occurring in Canada. It does so by examining redistributive preferences, using Canadian Election Studies data from every election since 1992. Results suggest that Canada has experienced a surge in partisan sorting that is comparable to that in the US. Over time, like-minded citizens have increasingly clustered into parties, with increasingly stark divisions between partisans.
- Social Sciences
- Politics and International Studies
Published inCanadian Journal of Political Science
Pages103 - 133
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
Rights holder© Canadian Political Science Association (l'Association canadienne de science politique) and/et la Société québécoise de science politique
Publisher statementThis article has been published in a revised form in Canadian Journal of Political Science https://doi.org/10.1017/s0008423917000713. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © Canadian Political Science Association (l'Association canadienne de science politique) and/et la Société québécoise de science politique.