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Anger motivates people to vote, study shows

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:13 AM
Another huge leap in the Demonstrative Understanding of Humans..... also known as "DUH!"

Though pundits and candidates suggest there is too much anger in politics, the emotion does have a potential benefit—it significantly motivates citizens to vote, according to a University of Michigan study.

It's anger that drives us to overcome our normal (induced) apathy and forces our sense of acquiescence.

It's anger that keeps us from sitting back and watching the moronic lesser people assigned to political glory and celebrity glamor conduct their ivory-tower lives at our expense.

It's anger that seem the only logical response to being rendered essentially powerless in a world where we are all told we have a voice.

Valentino and colleagues used an "emotion-induction task" to heighten specific emotional states in a group of participants who were assigned three conditions: anger, anxiety and enthusiasm. They were asked to recall and write about something that caused them to experience a specific emotion during the last presidential campaign. They were also asked about their political participation based on five actions: wearing a campaign button, volunteering for a campaign, attending a rally, talking to others or donating money.

Anger boosted participation by nearly one third for each of these five behaviors, while anxiety and enthusiasm did not, the study found.

Incredibly, the researchers of this 'subject' assumed that political participation is all about 'group think' and 'social expression' (wearing a campaign button, volunteering for a campaign, attending a rally, talking to others or donating money.)

Sadly, they are part of the meme that politics is about 'clubs' and 'belonging.' But that's par for the course with these people.

The researchers also looked at respondents' emotions in a national survey conducted during the 2008 presidential campaign. The pre-election study measured 12 emotions, including anger, fear, hope, alarm, sadness, disgust and happiness. Respondents were asked how they felt about the way things were going in the country, rating each emotion. Again, anger was strongly related to participation in the 2008 election.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:25 AM
... Mitt ... Mitt ... Mitt (emerging chanting coming from those trapped in the L/R, fed up with the Obamer spectacle).

I think this next election will be one completely of fear/anger based voting, trying to heard the animals from the pen leader on the left to the pen leader on the right. I hope I am wrong.

Nonetheless, that is a DUH realization. They will give us a poll to see who is ahead and then push that candidate. They will give us a poll on which of the 12 buzzwords we like the most and then use that in the propaganda machine to push that candidate. Too funny.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:28 AM
well if that be the case,
then Obama ought to start packing right away.
I hear the Greyhound to Chicago leaves as late
as 8:30 pm

good thread Max, u got some good ones lately

Johnny on the spot bro

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 11:29 AM
anger fear both irrational thought which leads to irrational voting

which is why this country has and always will be screwed.

just another tool of the elite to get and keep and maintain their power.
edit on 8-6-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

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