Choice Words: How We Talk When We Talk About Politics

The Texas Observer | May 30, 2008
We asked 2,500 Texas Democratic primary voters participants two open-ended questions about their preferences. By analyzing the words people used to answer the questions, we were able to see how supporters of the different candidates are psychologically different. We also see the similiarities between the rhetoric of the campaigns and the language of their supporters.

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