Sean McElwee and I have a piece on Salonabout the relationship between hating Muslims and supporting Donald Trump. The empirical facts are that people who support Trump hold nasty stereotypes about Muslims, and dislike them, more even than the averageRepublican.
Sean did most of the writing, and I produced two of the figures. I hope you’ll read it (and check out Sean on Twitterif you like funny leftism). The data, the ANES 2016 Pilot Study, which was collected in January, is available free (with registration) here. I put my code for these figures here; feel free to use it if you’re interested in the data (lots of good potential there).
Here are the two figures. The first shows the responses to the question of how well the word “violent” describes “most Muslims.” The Trump supporters are in gray, all Republicans are red, and Democrats are Blue.*…
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