Political commentary often divides the nation into two partisan zones, urban and rural, but new analysis demonstrates that the rural–urban gradient is a continuum, not a dichotomy. In this study of the 2018 congressional midterms, authors Kenneth Johnson and Dante Scala confirm their earlier analysis of the 2016 presidential election and demonstrate how voting patterns and political attitudes vary across the spectrum of urban and rural areas.
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National Issue Brief No. 152
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Johnson, Kenneth M. and Scala, Dante, "Voting and Attitudes Along the Red Rural–Blue Urban Continuum" (2020). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 419.
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