Friday, July 22, 2011

"U.S. Flag 'Primes' Voters Toward Republican Viewpoints"

Just a glimpse at the American flag can sway voters, even Democrats, toward more Republican voting behavior, attitudes and beliefs, a new two-year study says.

The authors, from the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, say the research proves the American flag has a powerful effect on voters.

"A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants' Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting eight months," reads the study titled, "Long-Term Effects of U.S. Flag Exposure on Republicanism."

Can't say for certain that it's true, but it never hurts to display the symbol of our great country on every suitable occasion.

I've placed a small flag at the top of the sidebar. Let's turn the Internet red white and blue between now and 2012 November.


  1. You know, come to think of it, when I see the American Flag I do tend to think more of Conservatives and Conservative Values. I cannot, for the life of me, think of a single Democratic/progressive/socialist/etc. when I see the flag. Carry on Stars & Stripes!!

  2. For a couple of days before this study came out, I'd been noticing flags around town more. I'd find my self in traffic, waiting for a light and just admiring the flag and what it stands for.