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Electoral accountability depends on citizens making informed choices at the voting booth. We explore whether the gender of U.S. Senators influences what people know about their senators. We also examine

Electoral accountability depends on citizens making informed choices at the voting booth. We explore whether the gender of U.S. Senators influences what people know about their senators. We also examine whether people's level of information about men and women senators affects their participation in politics. We develop theoretical expectations to explain why a senator's gender may influence citizens' knowledge and behaviors. We rely on the 2006 Congressional Cooperative Election Survey and examine the population of U.S. Senators serving in the 109th Congress.

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  • 2014-10-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1017/S0022381614000589
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    Fridkin, Kim L., & Kenney, Patrick J. (2014). How the Gender of US Senators Influences People's Understanding and Engagement in Politics. JOURNAL OF POLITICS, 76(4), 1017-1031. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022381614000589

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