Democrats and Republicans,
1952-2012 and 2032
A 110 page eBook for iPads
available at Apple's iBookstore for $2.99.
Understanding the past helps speculating about the future. Record your thoughts about the future of the American party system by taking an Internet survey, PartyPolitics2032. (The link lies below.)
Preview of the PartyPolitics2032 Survey Questions
The Future of Our Two-Party System in 2032
Let us define a two-party system as one in which two major parties alternate in control of the presidency, the Senate, or the House of Representatives--winning at least one of these institutions at least a third of the time over the next three decades.
The first set of questions asks about the two-party system.
1. Will electoral politics in 2032 still be structured under a two-party system?
The next set asks about the future of the Democratic and Republican Parties
As reported inThe Social Bases of Political Parties, more respondents identified themselves as Democrats than as Republicans in every presidential year survey from 1952 to 2012.
4. Over the next 20 years, what will happen to the Democratic Party?
The last set asks about the future of ideology in party politics
The Social Bases of Political Parties also reported that in the 1950s, more citizens said they were liberal than conservative. Since the late 1960s, however, more regularly described themselves as conservatives.
6. Do you think that the public's ideological preferences will change again by 2032?
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You will see all the survey responses when done.
To view the accumulated responses WITHOUT taking the survey, go to PartyPolitics2032Responses