Global Racist Contagion Following Donald Trump's Election

Marco Giani, Pierre-Guillaume Méon

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Abstract

Exploiting the coincidence between the timing of U.S. presidential elections and the fieldwork period of the European Social Survey, we show that Donald Trump's win significantly increased self-reported racial bias in policy attitudes outside the U.S. We document that the opposite occurred following Barack Obama's first election in 2008, while no effect occurred when he or George W. Bush were reelected in 2012 and 2004. We show that the increase in self-reported racial bias is not driven by welfare-related immigration concerns, campaign effects, or bandwagon effects, suggesting a decrease in the social desirability of racial equality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
JournalBRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Volume0
Issue number0
Early online date9 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Donald Trump
  • contagion
  • racism
  • social desirability

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