Class Votingy

Discipline: Political Science

Explanation of voting.

At some point in the development of industrialism and of democracy, economic class becomes the single most important factor in voting.

Members of the working class tend to vote for left wing parties, those of the middle classes for right wing parties.

Were this theory an adequate account of voting, all governments would have been socialist.

Source:
Patrick Dunleavy et al., eds, Developments in British Politics 3 (London, 1991)

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