The 2016 Election: What Working-Class Voters Are Thinking

The 2016 Election: What Working-Class Voters Are Thinking

10/21/17 10:30 am12 pm  

The 2016 election results were a shock to many blue state residents across the country. White, working-class voters voted in droves for Donald Trump, leaving many wondering how it had happened and if this meant a new status quo. In this panel, speakers discuss the mindsets of working-class voters and how our country can bridge its gaping political divide.

Steven Hayward
Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

Steven Hayward is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and a Fox News commentator.

Arlie Hochschild
Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology

Professor Hochschild is the author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award. She conducted five years of intensive interviews with Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, learning about what and how these voters see, think and feel.

Sponsored by: 
Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement, Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Berkeley Forum