Date Published:Jan 1, 1998
This paper constructs and examines state level political ideology from 1789 to 1996 to sort out the long run political trends of the United States. The purpose is twofold: First, to contrast a reliable measure of long run political ideology for each of the contiguous 48 states. Second, to test whether states have become more or less alike over time.
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Working Paper 98–18, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1998.