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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 09:12 AM

 

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.



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Alt-righters aren’t particularly socially isolated or worried about the economy

Among the measures where the alt-right and comparison groups don’t look much different in the survey results is closeness and relationships with other people. The alt-righters reported having about equal levels of close friends, which means these aren’t necessarily isolated, lonely people. They’re members of a community.

Also important: Alt-righters in the sample aren’t all that concerned about the economy. The survey used a common set of Pew question that asks about the current state of the economy, and about whether participants feel like things are going to improve for them. Here, both groups reported about the same levels of confidence in the economy.

What’s more, “the alt-right expected more improvement in the state of the economy relative to the non-alt-right sample,” the study states (perhaps because their preferred leader is president).

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/15/16144070/psychology-alt-right


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The alt-right scores high on dehumanization measures
The alt-right has high support for groups that support and work for the benefit of white people
The alt-right is more willing to express prejudice toward black people

Personality traits that frequently show up among alt-righters: authoritarianism and Machiavellianism

Alt-righters in the survey scored higher on social dominance orientation (the preference that society maintains social order), right-wing authoritarianism (a preference for strong rulers), and somewhat higher levels of the “dark triad” of personality traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism.)




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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 10:32 AM

1. Very good article. Thanks.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 10:35 AM

2. I stole from another poster & made into an OP! thank you though!

 

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