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The social‐psychological bases of far‐right support in Europe and the United States

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The roles of authoritarianism, social dominance orientation (SDO), and prejudice in the prediction of far-right support were examined in Europe and the United States. A meta-analysis shows remarkably similar, positive, and strong associations of far-right support with these three variables in previous studies conducted in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results from two cross-sectional studies in the United States further indicated that higher levels of authoritarianism and SDO related to higher voting intentions and support for Trump, via increased prejudice. In a three-wave longitudinal study in the United Kingdom, authoritarianism and SDO predicted pro-Brexit attitudes and support for the U.K. Independence Party, again via prejudice. These results shed a new light on the widely held beliefs in "American and British exceptionalism," as Trump and Brexit adherents share the same social-psychological underpinnings as far-right supporters observed in several European countries.
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Sociology and Political Science, Social Psychology, authoritarianism, Brexit, ethnic prejudice, social dominance orientation, Trump, RIGHT-WING AUTHORITARIANISM, DOMINANCE ORIENTATION, COLLECTIVE NARCISSISM, INTERGROUP CONTACT, ATTITUDES, IDEOLOGY, PARTIES, TRUMP, PREFERENCES, PERSONALITY

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Van Assche, Jasper, et al. “The Social‐psychological Bases of Far‐right Support in Europe and the United States.” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 29, no. 5, 2019, pp. 385–401.
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Van Assche, J., Dhont, K., & Pettigrew, T. F. (2019). The social‐psychological bases of far‐right support in Europe and the United States. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 29(5), 385–401.
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Van Assche, Jasper, Kristof Dhont, and Thomas F. Pettigrew. 2019. “The Social‐psychological Bases of Far‐right Support in Europe and the United States.” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 29 (5): 385–401.
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Van Assche, Jasper, Kristof Dhont, and Thomas F. Pettigrew. 2019. “The Social‐psychological Bases of Far‐right Support in Europe and the United States.” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 29 (5): 385–401.
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Van Assche J, Dhont K, Pettigrew TF. The social‐psychological bases of far‐right support in Europe and the United States. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2019;29(5):385–401.
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J. Van Assche, K. Dhont, and T. F. Pettigrew, “The social‐psychological bases of far‐right support in Europe and the United States,” JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 385–401, 2019.
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  abstract     = {The roles of authoritarianism, social dominance orientation (SDO), and prejudice in the prediction of far-right support were examined in Europe and the United States. A meta-analysis shows remarkably similar, positive, and strong associations of far-right support with these three variables in previous studies conducted in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results from two cross-sectional studies in the United States further indicated that higher levels of authoritarianism and SDO related to higher voting intentions and support for Trump, via increased prejudice. In a three-wave longitudinal study in the United Kingdom, authoritarianism and SDO predicted pro-Brexit attitudes and support for the U.K. Independence Party, again via prejudice. These results shed a new light on the widely held beliefs in "American and British exceptionalism," as Trump and Brexit adherents share the same social-psychological underpinnings as far-right supporters observed in several European countries.},
  author       = {Van Assche, Jasper and Dhont, Kristof and Pettigrew, Thomas F.},
  issn         = {1052-9284},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Sociology and Political Science,Social Psychology,authoritarianism,Brexit,ethnic prejudice,social dominance orientation,Trump,RIGHT-WING AUTHORITARIANISM,DOMINANCE ORIENTATION,COLLECTIVE NARCISSISM,INTERGROUP CONTACT,ATTITUDES,IDEOLOGY,PARTIES,TRUMP,PREFERENCES,PERSONALITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {385--401},
  title        = {The social‐psychological bases of far‐right support in Europe and the United States},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/casp.2407},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2019},
}

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