Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?

Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry of data modeling and chart making. …

Below, I’ll examine three narratives that became widely accepted about the 2016 election and see how they stack up against the ANES data. CONT.

Thomas Wood (Ohio State U.), Monkey Cage