The Extensiveness of Group Membership and Social Capital: The Impact on Political Tolerance Attitudes
Cigler, Allan, Joslyn, Mark R., Political Research Quarterly
This article examines the relationship between membership in voluntary associations and political tolerance attitudes. Though the extensive literature on social capital posits a relationship between group involvement and political tolerance, empirical scrutiny of this proposition has yet to emerge. Specifically, we hypothesize that group membership-its extensiveness across a variety of different associational sectors, and the type of group affiliation-should be associated with variation in political tolerance. The 1972-1994 cumulative files for the General Social Surveys and the 1990 Citizen Participation Survey provide the data to test our hypotheses. The primary findings indicate that …
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Publication information: Article title: The Extensiveness of Group Membership and Social Capital: The Impact on Political Tolerance Attitudes. Contributors: Cigler, Allan - Author, Joslyn, Mark R. - Author. Journal title: Political Research Quarterly. Volume: 55. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2002. Page number: 7+. © 2002 Political Research Quarterly. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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