Sunday, September 04, 2016

Conservatism does NOT predict hatred for blacks, but liberalism STRONGLY predicts hatred for conservatives

Using General Social Survey data, I calculated the correlation between conservatism and feeling cool toward blacks. It's practically non-existent--a trivial .07. Next, I correlated a correlation between liberalism and coolness toward conservatives. It's large--.45.

To put this in plain English, conservatism does NOT predict hatred for blacks, but liberalism STRONGLY predicts hatred for conservatives.

2 comments:

The Crumudgeon said...

Which prompts the question - how is the correlation of hatred of leftists by conservatives?

Ron Guhname said...

Basically the same: .48. The enmity is mutual, but conservatives don't claim that liberals are the haters while they are the lovers of mankind.