The American flag further polarizes Democrats and Republicans

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Happy Fourth of July! If your town is anything like mine, you’re seeing American flags all over the place. And guess what? Those American flags aren’t just pretty decorations. Like many other symbolic icons, seeing an American flag can change how you feel. For example, it might make you feel patriotic. And, at least according to this study, seeing an American flag tends to make Republicans more Republican and Democrats more Democratic. The authors speculate that this is because that’s what being an American means to each of these political parties. Just what we need – more political polarization!

Period3 Jul 2017

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  • TitleThe American flag further polarizes Democrats and Republicans
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDiscover
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States of America
    Date3/07/17
    DescriptionHappy Fourth of July! If your town is anything like mine, you’re seeing American flags all over the place. And guess what? Those American flags aren’t just pretty decorations. Like many other symbolic icons, seeing an American flag can change how you feel. For example, it might make you feel patriotic. And, at least according to this study, seeing an American flag tends to make Republicans more Republican and Democrats more Democratic. The authors speculate that this is because that’s what being an American means to each of these political parties. Just what we need – more political polarization!
    URLblogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2017/07/03/6377/
    PersonsEugene Chan