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Study finds link between anti-****** sentiment and broad support for political ********* in the US

Comparing expressions of threat. Credit: Perspectives on Politics (2024). DOI: 10.1017/S1537592724000045

Support for anti-****** ********* has a long historical arc in ********* politics dating back to slavery. A George Washington University research team led by Assistant Professor of Political Science Andrew Thompson conducted an experiment to try to tap into top-of-mind ideas about the changing demographics in the ******* States.

The team tested how Americans think of the changing country using multiple national surveys. The team randomly asked Americans what comes to mind when they think of U.S. ******* diversification. When investigating the responses, the team found that the ********* public by and large identified ****** Americans as a threat more than any other ******* group.

These views causally drive more support for ********* across the multiple studies conducted by the team. On the whole, the researchers found that anti-****** senses of threat are key drivers in support for ********* across Americans. The paper, “Anti-****** Political ********* and the Historical Legacy of the Great Replacement ***********,” was

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in Perspectives in Politics.

According to the authors, perceptions about ****** Americans’ growing political and economic power persist in spite of the fact that

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in the ******* States, nor have ****** Americans made sizable gains in their socioeconomic status. The perception of ****** threat is an important driver of democratic backsliding and political ********* that deserves additional attention.

“When ordinary Americans think about how the country is changing, regardless of the groups who are growing and changing, they think about and feel threatened by ****** Americans,” Thompson said. “These ideas make them expressively more supportive of *********.

“So, we need to give further attention and build more safeguards for ****** Americans when we think about who is in harm’s way as political rhetoric and content about the changing country is put forth. Events like the Buffalo ********* in 2022 are not flashes in the pan, but instead connect deeply to how many others are thinking.”

The study’s findings reveal a concerning pattern when discussing the overall diversification of white Americans, when presented with this topic, disproportionately associate it with ****** Americans and frequently express heightened anti-****** sentiment, surpassing their reactions to other non-white groups. Across all three studies, ****** Americans were referenced 51% of the time, while Latinx and Hispanic Americans were mentioned 33%, and ****** Americans 15%.

Moreover, ordinary citizens exhibit increased support for ********* when prompted to contemplate the country’s diversification, highlighting a troubling correlation between thoughts of demographic change and a rise in endorsement for political *********. These intertwined dynamics underscore the complex intersection of ******* perceptions and attitudes toward ********* in shaping public opinion.

More information:
Andrew Ifedapo Thompson et al, Anti-****** Political ********* and the Historical Legacy of the Great Replacement ***********, Perspectives on Politics (2024).

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