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dc.contributor.authorKonisky, David M.eng
dc.contributor.authorMilyo, Jeffreyeng
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Lilliard E. Jr.eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.description.abstractScholars have long argued that state legislative professionalism, or the provision of staff, legislator salary, and session length, has behavioral incentives for legislators and implications for legislative capacity. Scant attention, however, has been devoted to public attitudes on the provision of these legislative resources. Using survey data on preferences for features associated with a citizen legislature versus a professional legislature, we examine the contours of public attitudes on professionalism and test models on the factors associated with these attitudes. Results suggest partisanship, trust, and approval of the local delegation matter, but the factors differ by the legislative professionalism of the respondent's state and for low versus high knowledge citizens.eng
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Economics, 2008eng
dc.publisherDepartment of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofEconomics publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers (Department of Economics);WP 08-12eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectlegislative professionalismeng
dc.subject.lcshPublic opinioneng
dc.subject.lcshLegislative bodies -- States -- Public opinioneng
dc.titleExplaining Public Attitudes on State Legislative Professionalismeng
dc.typeWorking Papereng

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