Looking at the American Flag makes you more Republican for up to 8 months

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    A new study by Travis Carter at the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago’s Booth School finds that people who are briefly exposed to the American flag shift toward Republican beliefs.
    Freakonomics » The Mere Sight of an American Flag Can Shift Voters Republican


    Abstract:
    There is scant evidence that incidental cues in the environment significantly alter people’s political judgments and behavior in a durable way. We report that a brief exposure to the American flag led to a shift toward Republican beliefs, attitudes, and voting behavior among both Republican and Democratic participants, despite their overwhelming belief that exposure to the flag would not influence their behavior. In Experiment 1, which was conducted online during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, a single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants’ Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months after the exposure to the prime. In Experiment 2, we replicated the findings more than a year into the current Democratic presidential term. These results constitute the first evidence that nonconscious priming effects from exposure to a national flag can bias the citizenry toward one political party and can have considerable durability.
    http://cornellpsych.org/people/travis/materials/Carter-etal-Flag 2008 Election.pdf

    Interesting, to say the least.
     
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    Going on Welfare makes you more Democrat forever.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your beliefs.
     
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    Ruh Oh!

    I wonder when the left will start calling for the banning of any display of Old Glory?

    Personally, I don't think looking at the flag makes me more 'right wing', but the sight of some fucking shithead lefty burning it does.
     
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    is that why obiedoodle grabs his crotch?
     
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    That must be the reason Obama didn't wear that flag pin at first.
     
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    42 Resolutions to change the Constitution makes you Republican for life. Or next week. Whichever is shorter.
     
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    I guess now we just wait for the silly fuckers to ban American flags from polling stations.
     

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