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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 2,180)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
70 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
460 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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34 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
68 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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 68 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 68 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 24%
Researcher 10 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Student > Master 6 9%
Professor 5 7%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 12 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 34%
Psychology 11 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Engineering 2 3%
Linguistics 1 1%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 23 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 918. 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 23 November 2022.
All research outputs
#14,641
of 22,558,632 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Politics
#4
of 2,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#645
of 298,399 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Politics
#2
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,558,632 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.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,180 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 31 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.