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Are you a Trump Supporter or not?
I recently saw a segment on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square show on CNN where he interviewed Jonathan Wieler, a professor of political science from the University of North Carolina.
He and his colleague, Marc J. Hetherington have written a book titled: Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics. As a result of their field research analysis, and study, they have found that the U.S. is split into basically two camps of values and beliefs, those who have a need and a world view that requires a form of authority and order and sees most political issues in terms of black and white, with very little gray areas and nuance. The other camp has a need and world view of seeing and requiring less order and more nuance and gray areas in political issues . He suggest that these two needs are what have been dividing and polarizing our political parties. They found by asking four questions, about what would be expected from your children’s behavior, can suggest what your chances of supporting Trump are. It does not matter whether you actually have children or not. It is about what you expect from children whether you did have them or not.
Here are the four questions: