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Authoritarians to the Left and Right: New at Reason

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason

ReasonThe divide between people on either side of the political aisle is now larger than at any point since 1994.

The share of Democrats expressing very unfavorable attitudes toward Republicans grew from 16 percent to 44 percent over that period, according to Pew Research Center. The percentage of Republicans holding very unfavorable views of Democrats rose from 17 percent to 45 percent.

New research in Public Opinion Quarterly identifies what could be a significant factor fueling this rise: Americans’ authoritarian tendencies, writes Ron Bailey in the latest print edition of Reason.

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