Declining party identification – ‘no preference’ on a survey of political attitudes – is a general phenomenon in advanced democracies, but the proud self-designation ‘Independent’ does not have a counterpart in other places.

Declining party identification – ‘no preference’ on a survey of political attitudes – is a general phenomenon in advanced democracies, but the proud self-designation ‘Independent’ does not have a counterpart in other places.
Ms Rosenblum, author of On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship.