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RWA--rightwing authoritarianism

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Rightwing authoritarianism (RWA) is the convergence of three attitudinal clusters:

It is measured by scale of questions developed by Canadian researcher Robert Altemeyer in the early 1970s, and used by researchers around the world. Altemeyer explains that “right-wing’” means a “psychological sense of submitting to perceived authorities in one’s life,” and is not identified with a specific political ideology. In the Soviet Union, “right-wing” meant a sense of submitting to communist authorities, and Altemeyer presented research showing it was so.

Altemeyer discovered a wide range of correlations over the years, which I’ve organized into four general categories.

1: Faulty reasoning -- RWA’s are more likely to:

2: Hostility Toward Outgroups -- RWA’s are more likely to:

3: Profound Character Flaws -- RWA’s are more likely to:

4: Blindness To One’s Own Failings -- RWA’s are more likely to:

RWA is also correlated with political conservatism—not so much at the level of ordinary voters, but with increasing strength as one moves from voters to activists to office holders, and then from lower to higher-level officeholders.

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This page was last modified 22:14, 10 April 2006 by CD. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Paul Rosenberg. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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