America presented policies on welfare control

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Unformatted text preview: ent Political party Attributed the policy to: Supported by 95% house Democrats (and 10% of Republicans) Republicans) Vs. Supported by 95% house Republicans. . . Dems Reps If SCT is right, it has nothing to do with content but with who wrote it (Rep or Dem) (ingroup vs outgroup)... Control: evidence of HME Political party: evidence of HME, even more apparent than control group America: No HME What would happen if you give something extremely hostile toward ingroup for partisan member to read... If SCT is true, the more committed to being a Dem you are, the less biased you should be if attack comes from ingroup member ---> Cohen study (next slide) Generous Generous Policy The “generous policy” version offered almost $800 per month to a family with one child, an extra $200 for every additional child, full medical insurance, $2,000 in food stamps, extra subsidies for housing and day care, a job training program, and 2 years of paid tuition at a community college. While it limited benefits to 8 years, it guaranteed a job after benefits ended, and it reinstated aid if the family had another child. Stringent Policy The “stringent policy” versionprovided only $250 per month and $50 for each additional child. It offered only partial medical insurance, and imposed lifetime limit of and imposed a lifetime limit of 1.5 years years without the possibility of reinstating aid. In contrast to the generous policy, the stringent one provided no food stamps, housing, day care, job training, paid work, or college tuition. One would assume Rep would be in favour One would assume a Dem would be in favour. Measures 7 6.13 6 How much do you support the policy? What What contributed to your attitude? (1 not at all, 7 a not great deal) great deal Specific Specific details of the proposal (5.71) My personal philosophy of the role of government in social social issues (5.88) What What the typical Democrat or Republican believes (3.25) My My background/experience with people on welfare (3.33) This turns out to be opposite... Support Policy 5.7 5.22 4.86 5 4 3 3.75 3 2.55 2.38 2 Democrat Source Generous Democrat Source Stringent Republican Source...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course COMM 109 taught by Professor Reid,s during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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