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Do People Really Become More Conservative as They Age?

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Politics, April 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 1,940)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
40 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
385 tweeters

Citations

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13 Dimensions

Readers on

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45 Mendeley
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Title
Do People Really Become More Conservative as They Age?
Published in
The Journal of Politics, April 2020
DOI 10.1086/706889
Authors

Johnathan C. Peterson, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Hibbing

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 16 36%
Psychology 8 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 14 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 627. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2021.
All research outputs
#21,445
of 19,220,747 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Politics
#4
of 1,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#665
of 341,367 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Politics
#1
of 32 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,220,747 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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