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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)
- History and Philosophy of Science