A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate. / Hanretty, Christopher; Lauderdale, Ben; Vivyan, Nick.

In: American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 64, No. 3, 07.2020, p. 519-535.

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A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate. / Hanretty, Christopher; Lauderdale, Ben; Vivyan, Nick.

In: American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 64, No. 3, 07.2020, p. 519-535.

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Hanretty, C, Lauderdale, B & Vivyan, N 2020, 'A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate', American Journal of Political Science, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 519-535. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12470

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Hanretty, C., Lauderdale, B., & Vivyan, N. (2020). A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate. American Journal of Political Science, 64(3), 519-535. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12470

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Hanretty C, Lauderdale B, Vivyan N. A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate. American Journal of Political Science. 2020 Jul;64(3):519-535. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12470

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Hanretty, Christopher ; Lauderdale, Ben ; Vivyan, Nick. / A Choice-Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate. In: American Journal of Political Science. 2020 ; Vol. 64, No. 3. pp. 519-535.

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