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Yoni Appelbaum

Voters: How Do You Pander to The Disengaged?

Yoni Appelbaum writes that Trump voters are disproportionately less likely to be involved in religious or any other voluntary organizations.   Appelbaum thinks it will be tough for Trump to win with a core constituency that has so little experience of working within voluntary groups. That might be true, but the nature or Trump’s support

An Opinion About Donald Trump Supporters

Yoni Appelbaum, This is, from one perspective, a tribute to the success of Trump’s campaign. He has appealed less to the disaffected than to the disconnected. Voting is strongly correlated with civic engagement. As the sociologist Robert Putnam famously argued in Bowling Alone, levels of civic engagement have been falling for decades in the United