They’re Calling It a “Shock Study”

I think it’s AWEsome.

Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science.

What’s more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power.

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.”

Well, they don’t call her a Grand Old Flag for nothin’.

7 Responses to “They’re Calling It a “Shock Study””

  1. ricki says:

    Waiting for the calls from the left to limit displays of the flag in public.

  2. Skyler says:

    So no more flags at polling stations?

  3. JeffS says:

    Ricki, Old Glory is already viewed as racist by many lefties, so limiting public displays of the flag isn’t that much of a reach.


  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Skyler, you’re on a roll…

  5. major dad says:

    See Democrats can be cured…

  6. Gunslinger says:

    Not entirely surprising. Republican tend to display Old Glory with pride while Democrats tend toward ambivalence at best, and full on desecration at worst.

  7. Gary from Jersey says:

    Libs use the flag for propaganda. It gives them cover for their irredeemably stupid ideas. Otherwise they just burn it.

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