Sarah Anderson Explores Perception of Whose Voice Congress is Representing

According to a study—conducted by Sarah Anderson from UCSB and researchers from Stanford University, in collaboration with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research—negative attitudes toward Congress relate to the gap between who people think members of Congress should pay attention to when voting on a law and who people think they do pay attention to when voting. The phenomenon cuts across partisan lines, and these perceptions of the decision-making process affect both Democrats’ and Republicans’ approval of Congress. Click here to read the full study.