by John Sides on December 5, 2010

in Potpourri

  • “White students at a large state-supported Southern university who were exposed to images of the still-ubiquitous battle flag judged a fictional black character more harshly. They expressed less willingness to vote for presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.” The size of the effect: on a 9-point scale, those who saw the flag were 0.80 points (or 9 percentage points) less likely than other subjects to say they would vote for Obama. More at Miller-McCune. The actual article is here (gated).

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