Accountability is a foundation of democratic principles. Elected representatives are held accountable to their constituents through the electoral process; legislators who do not appear to represent the best interests of their constituents may find it difficult to be re-elected. Citizens who believe that representatives can be held accountable through elections may be more likely to participate in the political process.
The goal of this module is to explore attitudes about government accountability and their relationship to political participation in the U.S. Crosstabulation will be used.
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