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Affect, Not Ideology A Social Identity Perspective on Polarization
The current debate over the extent of polarization in the American mass public focuses on the extent to which partisans’ policy preferences have moved. Whereas "maximalists" claim that partisans’Expand
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Implicit and explicit prejudice in the 2008 American presidential election
The 2008 US presidential election was an unprecedented opportunity to study the role of racial prejudice in political decision making. Although explicitly expressed prejudice has declinedExpand
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Determinants of Turnout and Candidate Choice in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Illuminating the Impact of Racial Prejudice and Other Considerations
The presence of an African-American candidate on the bal- lot running for President in 2008 raises the possibility that the election outcome might have been influenced by anti-African-American racismExpand
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Do needs for security and certainty predict cultural and economic conservatism? A cross-national analysis.
We examine whether individual differences in needs for security and certainty predict conservative (vs. liberal) position on both cultural and economic political issues and whether these effects areExpand
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The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States
While previously polarization was primarily seen only in issue-based terms, a new type of division has emerged in the mass public in recent years: Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distru...
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More than Ideology: Conservative–Liberal Identity and Receptivity to Political Cues
To many commentators and social scientists, Americans’ stances on political issues are to an important extent driven by an underlying conservative–liberal ideological dimension. Self-identificationExpand
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Mass Polarization: Manifestations and Measurements
The debate on mass polarization is itself polarized. Some argue that the United States is in the midst of a culture war; others argue that the claims are exaggerated. As polarization is aExpand
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Are Cultural and Economic Conservatism Positively Correlated? A Large-Scale Cross-National Test
The right–left dimension is ubiquitous in politics, but prior perspectives provide conflicting accounts of whether cultural and economic attitudes are typically aligned on this dimension within massExpand
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The Limits of Partisan Prejudice
Partisanship increasingly factors into the behavior of Americans in both political and nonpolitical situations, yet the bounds of partisan prejudice are largely unknown. In this paper, weExpand
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Selling Ourselves Short? How Abbreviated Measures of Personality Change the Way We Think about Personality and Politics
Political scientists who study the interplay between personality and politics overwhelmingly rely on short personality scales. We explore whether the length of the employed personality scales affectsExpand
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