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Explaining Information Effects in Collective Preferences
Unformatted Document Text:  Table 3 Partial Correlations between Correct Answers to Policy-Specific Knowledge Items and the Size of Information Effects in IndividualOpinions, Controlling for General Political Knowledge Policy Domain Know Candidate Stances on Abortion Know Party Stances on Defense Spending Know Federal Deficit went Down Know Party and Candidate Stances on Environment Abortion Abortion Always Allowed -.09** -.06* .07* -.01 Foreign Policy Increase/Decrease Defense Spending .03 -.08** -.02 -.02 Fiscal Policy Raise Deficit To Raise Spending -.03 .03 .01 .02 Raise Deficit To Cut Taxes .04 -.03 -.10** -.01 Cut Spending To Cut Taxes .02 .05 -.13** -.11** Cut Spending To Cut Deficit -.02 .07** -.14** -.10** Raise Taxes To Raise Spending -.01 .03 -.07** .03 Raise Taxes To Cut Deficit -.05 .01 .05* .05 Environmental Policy Improving and Protecting the Environment -.01 .01 -.09** -.13** Reducing Air Pollution -.00 .04 -.10** -.15** Managing Natural Resources .00 .02 -.12** -.13** Cleaning Up Lakes and Parks .04 -.05* -.05 -.13** Cleaning Up Hazardous or Toxic Waste -.04 .02 -.11** -.12** Reducing Solid Waste and Garbage -.02 .01 -.05* -.09** Addressing Global Warming -.01 .02 -.09** -.13** * p<.05 ** p<.01 Note. Columns contain partial correlation coefficients between policy-specific knowledge and the size of individual-level informationeffects for each opinion question, controlling for the impact of all other items making up the 1996 knowledge scale.Source. 1996 American National Election Studies

Authors: Althaus, Scott.
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Table 3 Partial Correlations between Correct Answers to Policy-Specific Knowledge Items and the Size of Information Effects in Individual
Opinions, Controlling for General Political Knowledge
Policy Domain
Know
Candidate Stances
on Abortion
Know
Party Stances on
Defense Spending
Know
Federal Deficit
went Down
Know Party and
Candidate Stances
on Environment
Abortion
Abortion Always Allowed
-.09**
-.06*
.07*
-.01
Foreign Policy
Increase/Decrease Defense Spending
.03
-.08**
-.02
-.02
Fiscal Policy
Raise Deficit To Raise Spending
-.03
.03
.01
.02
Raise Deficit To Cut Taxes
.04
-.03
-.10**
-.01
Cut Spending To Cut Taxes
.02
.05
-.13**
-.11**
Cut Spending To Cut Deficit
-.02
.07**
-.14**
-.10**
Raise Taxes To Raise Spending
-.01
.03
-.07**
.03
Raise Taxes To Cut Deficit
-.05
.01
.05*
.05
Environmental Policy
Improving and Protecting the Environment
-.01
.01
-.09**
-.13**
Reducing Air Pollution
-.00
.04
-.10**
-.15**
Managing Natural Resources
.00
.02
-.12**
-.13**
Cleaning Up Lakes and Parks
.04
-.05*
-.05
-.13**
Cleaning Up Hazardous or Toxic Waste
-.04
.02
-.11**
-.12**
Reducing Solid Waste and Garbage
-.02
.01
-.05*
-.09**
Addressing Global Warming
-.01
.02
-.09**
-.13**
* p<.05 ** p<.01
Note. Columns contain partial correlation coefficients between policy-specific knowledge and the size of individual-level information
effects for each opinion question, controlling for the impact of all other items making up the 1996 knowledge scale.
Source. 1996 American National Election Studies


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