Study on football fans finds political discrimination extends to non-partisan contexts

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Research that surveyed thousands of college football fans provides evidence that individuals discriminate based on partisanship even in situations that have nothing to do with politics. The study was published in the September 2020 issue of the journal Political Behavior. “We have backgrounds in political behavior and we were interested, like many, in understanding the nature of partisan disagreement in the United States. We are also pretty consistent college football viewers, spending Saturdays in graduate school watching games,” said study author Andrew M. Engelhardt, an assistant professor …

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