Are the Rich Always Better Represented than the Poor?

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SPSA: Rigby, Elizabeth, and Cory Maks-Solomon. 2018. “Who Represents the Rich? Who Represents the Poor?” In Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

APSA: Rigby, Elizabeth, and Cory Maks-Solomon. 2017. “Are the Rich Always Better Represented than the Poor?” In American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

  • Comments on the draft are welcome.
  • The featured image shows the percent of CCES respondents represented by Democrats on social/cultural issues. As can be seen in the figure, rich Democrats are more likely than poor Democrats to be represented by Democratic senators on cultural issues (like abortion, gay marriage, and stem cell research).
  • SPSA draft can be found here.
  • This research received media coverage at Vox.