Florian Schaffner

  Wednesday, 18th May 2022

  14:00 - 15:00

   Conference Room - Nuffield College +

   The Emotional Roots of Affective Polarization in the United States

ABSTRACT

Dislike and distrust of opposing partisans is a growing concern in most democracies.  However, we know little about the emotional roots of affective polarization. I present a pre-analysis plan for a survey experiment that studies the effects of shame, guilt, and pride on empathy towards the outgroup in the United States.