Survey question order and the political party preferences of college students and their parents

Daniel H. Willick, Richard K. Ashley

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Abstract

On several surveys college students were asked to report their own political party preference and that of their parents. The order in which these questions were asked tangibly affected students' reports of their own party preference. In addition, their party preferences were found to be rather changeable. These findings call into question methods frequently used to study the transmission of party preference from parents to children as well as some of the conclusions which are based on them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-199
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Survey question order and the political party preferences of college students and their parents. / Willick, Daniel H.; Ashley, Richard K.

In: Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 2, 06.1971, p. 189-199.

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Willick, Daniel H. ; Ashley, Richard K. / Survey question order and the political party preferences of college students and their parents. In: Public Opinion Quarterly. 1971 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 189-199.
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