A study reports what every Republican candidate should know! Just brief exposure to the American flag shifts voters to Republican beliefs! Even Democrats aren’t immune to this change in behavior! So get those flags out and vote Republican!

According to a two-year study published in the scholarly Psychological Science, exposure to an American flag makes Republicans! What’s more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power.

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“A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants’ Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months,” the study found. “These results constitute the first evidence that nonconscious priming effects from exposure to a national flag can bias the citizenry toward one political party and can have considerable durability.”

Theirs is the first study to look at the political impact on Americans who have seen an American flag, and it seems to back up another recent Harvard University professor’s study that found that kids who attended a July 4th parade ended up leaning Republican when they grew up.

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THE STUDY CONCLUDED:

“In contrast to the beliefs of the participants in the pilot study, the results from the experiments reported here show that exposure to the American flag introduces a bias toward the Republican Party over the Democratic Party. In one experiment, we tested whether subtle exposure to the American flag shifted people’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors toward the Republican end of the political continuum. We found that a single exposure to a small American flag during deliberation about voting intentions prior to a general election led to significant and robust changes in participants’ voting intentions, voting behavior, and political attitudes, all in the politically conservative direction.”

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH PARTY YOU BELONG TO:

“It is important to note that political ideology and party affiliation did not moderate these effects. That is, both liberal and conservative participants were influenced by the flag prime, and in the same (conservative) direction,” said the study.

 


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