TITLE

Public Awareness and Attitudes about Redistricting Institutions

AUTHOR(S)
Panagopoulos, Costas
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Politics & Law;Sep2013, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Studies demonstrate that the public is generally poorly informed about redistricting institutions. This article uses evidence from a nationally representative survey to examine levels of familiarity and satisfaction with redistricting institutions. I also investigate the popular claim that citizens will perceive greater fairness in redistricting when the process is conducted by independent, nonpartisan commissions rather than by state legislatures. Using a survey experimental approach, I show that perceptions of fairness in redistricting differ little when subjects are informed redistricting will be conducted by a nonpartisan commission compared to state legislatures.
ACCESSION #
90175010

 

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