Support for “America First” populism linked to increased odds of having been arrested

A group of researchers recently examined the relation between “America First” populism and lifetime arrests. Their results, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that individuals holding Islamophobic, anti-immigration and anti-globalization views are more likely to have been arrested in their lifetime. Populism is a political belief centered around the idea that “the people” or the general everyday public has been excluded from the political process and deprived of financial and social opportunities due to globalization and immigration. Widespread resistance to…

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