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Some Determinants of Political Apathy

Morris Rosenberg
The Public Opinion Quarterly
Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter, 1954-1955), pp. 349-366
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2745968
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Some Determinants of Political Apathy
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Abstract

The widespread political apathy in America has caused much concern among politicians and social scientists. In the study on which this article is based, the author found social restraints, feelings of futility, and the absence of spurs to action all tended to inhibit participation in the democratic process.

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