"The authors of this historically important study are Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, and their article is titled "Testing Theories of
American Politics." The authors clarify that the data available are probably under-representing the actual extent of control of the U.S. by the
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""Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that
majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to
democratic governance, such as regular elections,...