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dc.contributor.authorBolger, Daniel
Thomson, Robert Jr.
Ecklund, Elaine Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-02T20:20:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-02T20:20:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Bolger, Daniel, Thomson, Robert Jr. and Ecklund, Elaine Howard. "Determinants of Confidence in U.S. Institutions: Comparing Congress and Corporations." Social Science Quarterly, 102, no. 1 (2021) Wiley: 324-342. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12921.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/110108
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The political discourse surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election highlighted discontent with both Congress and corporations, a reality corroborated in recent scholarship highlighting declines in institutional confidence among U.S. citizens. Here we test theories of institutional confidence to understand the social and cultural determinants of confidence in Congress and corporations prior to the start of the 2016 presidential campaigns. Methods: We draw on data from the Religious Understandings of Science Survey, a nationally representative survey conducted in 2013–2014 (N = 9,416). Results: We find that political ideology largely explained confidence in corporations while social location (particularly racial‐ethnic identity and gender) strongly related to confidence in Congress. Seemingly opposing factors converged to predict trust in both institutions. Conclusions: Institutional confidence is shaped not only by social and cultural factors but also by the symbolic functions of institutions themselves.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
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dc.title Determinants of Confidence in U.S. Institutions: Comparing Congress and Corporations
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Social Science Quarterly
dc.citation.volumeNumber 102
dc.citation.issueNumber 1
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12921
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 324
dc.citation.lastpage 342


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