The Surprising Finding That "Cultural Worldviews" Don't Explain People's Views on Gun Control

Gertrud M. Fremling, John R. Lott
2003 University of Pennsylvania law review  
and Braman show that "cultural worldviews" only explain about 1.6 percentage points of people'S views on gun control. Assuming that their indexes properly measure these "cultural worldviews, " the results are very striking and surprising. In addition, 92 % of the variation in people's views isn't even explained when all the fitctors that they ar count for are included. While they don't test the hypothesis, it is very conceivable that some of the 92% can be explained by what information people
more » ... nformation people receive. If so, the returns to research could be quite large.
doi:10.2307/3312932 fatcat:nxp733swindadlzm52etudbc2a