Adam M. Enders

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    Authoritarian populist Americans who feel a sense of victimhood and white identity are most likely to support political violence

Authoritarian populist Americans who feel a sense of victimhood and white identity are most likely to support political violence

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The capitol insurrection of January 6, 2021 brought the rise of political violence in America into sharp focus. But who supports the use of violence to achieve their political goals? In new survey research, Miles T. Armaly and Adam M. Enders find that feelings of victimhood, authoritarian and populist sentiments and white identity have the strongest link to support […]

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    Unfounded fears about sex trafficking did not begin with QAnon and go far beyond it.

Unfounded fears about sex trafficking did not begin with QAnon and go far beyond it.

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The last two years have witnessed an explosion of headlines and concern over the apparent growth of ‘QAnon’, a far-right conspiracy group that believes President Trump is battling against ‘deep state’ child sex traffickers. Using national survey data, Joseph E. Uscinski and Adam M. Enders find that, far from having widespread support, most Americans view the QAnon movement unfavorably, […]

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    Conspiracy thinking is only dangerous when it mixes with extreme partisanship

Conspiracy thinking is only dangerous when it mixes with extreme partisanship

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Conspiracy theories about American politics are nothing new, but recent months have seen an upswing in their impact, after pipe bombs were mailed by a conspiracy theorist to high-profile figures with links to the Democratic Party. Adam M. Enders and Steven M. Smallpage write that conspiracy thinking is not dangerous in and of itself: most Americans have a tendency […]

Why the racialization of American politics is here to stay

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Since the election of Barack Obama and continuing with the rise of Donald trump in 2016, American politics has become more and more racialized. While levels of racial resentment have remained largely unchanged since the 1980s, Adam Enders and Jamil Scott find new evidence that it has become increasingly correlated with political issues such as vote choice, partisanship […]

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