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Authoritarianism, not social class, is the dividing line between supporting and opposing Donald Trump

Weiler, Jonathan and MacWilliams, Matthew (2016) Authoritarianism, not social class, is the dividing line between supporting and opposing Donald Trump. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the nine months since New York billionaire Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, many pundits and commentators have attributed his snowballing success to his popularity with white working class voters who also lacked a college education. Using new survey data, Jonathan Weiler and Matthew MacWilliams find that this characterization of Trump voter isn’t accurate; rather than class or education, authoritarianism is the biggest driver of support for Trump.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66323

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