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Anti-Establishment Voting

Overclaiming Knowledge Predicts Anti-Establishment Voting

Washington, DC / Amsterdam, Netherlands - In light of the election and ballot victories of populist, anti-establishment movements, many people have been trying to better understand the behaviors and motivations of voters.  Studying voter behavior on an EU treaty, social psychologists in the Netherlands found that knowledge overclaiming predicts anti-establishment voting, particularly at the radical right.

The results of their research is published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.