Dr. Golec de Zavala (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Dr. Christopher Federico explore the relationship between collective narcissism and Trump's candidacy. Data discussed in this article comes from the 2016 Minnesota Presidential Election Panel Study (MPEPS).
There’s been an uptick in liberals citing secret plots to explain the Trump administration’s actions. The reverse is true for conservatives. According to Dr. Miller, losing political control can make people more vulnerable to misinformation. (Interview for Press Play with Madeleine Brand)
Chris Johnston (Duke), Howard Lavine (UMN), and Christopher Federico (UMN) show in their upcoming book from Cambridge University Press how deep-seated personality traits underpinning the culture wars over race and immigration, sexuality, gender roles, and religion influence debates about economics.
In new research, Joanne Miller (UMN), Kyle Saunders (Colorado State), and Christina Farhart (UMN) find that conservatives are more likely to endorse ideologically motivated conspiracy theories if they have low levels of trust in government and greater political knowledge. Liberals, on the other hand, are less likely to endorse liberal conspiracy theories if they have both greater political knowledge and more trust in government.
The results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election have left many Americans shocked and puzzled. In an attempt to address the trends and remaining questions from one of the longest, most intriguing presidential election of the 21st century, The Centre for Politics and Media Research (CPMR) has published 83 articles in a collection titled "US Election Analysis 2016: Media, Voters, and the Campagin".