Þolarlzauon

,
uepolarlzauon,
and uaLa
ldeology
"Coherence of oplnlons across lssues ls generally
regarded as one of Lhe key lndlcaLors of
ldeologlcal Lhlnklng."

! #$ %&'()*+(,&- ( ./012 AbramowlLz and Saunders,
2008
Þolarlzauon ln Congress
Þolarlzauon among Amerlcans
Þosslble lssues
• 1ells us someLhlng we already know
– Lhere are sldes Lo Lhe conßlcL. ?awn.
• uaLa doesn'L exlsL / noL represenLauve
– who ls on 1wluer?
• 8lg daLa eLhlcal lssues
– prlvacy, securlLy
• needs valldauon agalnsL ground LruLh
– noL yeL an lnsLrumenL, [usL a Lechnlque
ÞreclncL-level elecuon daLa pro[ecL
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8eLweeL neLwork of pollucal LweeLs.
lrom Conover, eL. al., %&'*,3(' %&'()*+(,&- &- 45*67)
Craph of pollucal book sales durlng 2008 u.S. elecuon, by orgneL.org
lrom Amazon "users who boughL x also boughL ?" daLa.
Cun vlolence polarlzauon on
1wluer
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!ana ulesner, unlverslLy of llllnols urbana Champalgn
Þosslble uses
• ConßlcL analysls
– Who are Lhe parues?
– MonlLor changes ln conßlcL
• Communlcauon sLraLegy
– ldenufy brldge bullders and lnßuencers
– Message deslgn
• Lvaluauon
– Changes ln dlscourse sLrucLure