David Weakliem

David Weakliem: Article in “The Washington Post”

Read Professor David Weakliem's recent article in The Washington Post , "Yes, ‘elites’ support coronavirus restrictions. So do working-class Americans."

***Excerpt from the Article***

Actual surveys — either recently or earlier in the pandemic — don’t reveal the class divide that some pundits believe is self-evident. Compared with previous Republican candidates, Trump did relatively well among working-class voters and poorly among middle-class voters. As a result, there has been interest in identifying issues that might help to explain this pattern. In some cases, the result may be imagining class differences where they do not actually exist, or exaggerating small class differences.