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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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    When the Senate plays politics with Supreme Court vacancies this hurts the public’s perceptions of the Court

When the Senate plays politics with Supreme Court vacancies this hurts the public’s perceptions of the Court

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The recent US Senate confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court has shown how politicized such hearings have become. But how do these more contentious hearings influence how the American public thinks about the Supreme Court itself? In new survey research, Miles T. Armaly and Elizabeth A. Lane examine reactions to the US Senate’s approach to […]

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    Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters.

Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters.

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During the 2016 election campaign and the early stages of his presidency, Donald Trump made repeated attacks on the integrity of federal judges. If his belligerence were to turn to the US Supreme Court, would the trust that Americans feel in that institution protect its reputation? In new research which examines how people’s views of the Court are […]

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