31 May 2010
by David Smith
This draft paper uses data from the 2008 ANES panel study to explore the surprisingly widespread belief that Barack Obama is a Muslim. David Smith examines two main causal mechanisms: anti-Obama predispositions caused by Republican Party ID and implicit racial bias, which would have created a good pre-existing “fit” for belief in the Muslim rumour, and lack of political knowledge, which would have increased the Muslim rumour’s plausibility. Read Paper
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