This paper analyzes data from the 1985 General Social Survey to determine if network homogeneity and density magnify social and political attitude differences between racial, gender, educational and religious categories. Network heterogeneity and density both have the predicted effect on attitude differences. The results vindicate the continued interests of social scientists in the role of social networks in the development and transmission of political attitudes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)