All of this pseudo-research is not necessary, it's a big waste of time. I will provide the Carte Blanche that liberals need so they can invest their time and effort elsewhere, here is your absolution liberals:
It's OK if you want to feel intellectually and morally superior to what you regard as Tea Party neanderthals. You don't have to jump through all these hoops, you have our permission to come right out and assert your superiority. There, now don't you feel better.Link
A sociology researcher says tea party voters are more likely than other voters to fear change and harbor negative attitudes toward immigrants.The researchers also conducted interviews at a tea party rally in North Carolina.
The study, called "Cultures of the Tea Party," is being presented Monday in Las Vegas at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting.
Sociology professor Andrew Perrin of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is the lead author of the study.
He says researchers noted that voters who felt favorably toward the tea party movement also valued deference to authority and libertarianism.
The voters also told the researchers that they felt "things are changing too fast."
The findings are based on a telephone poll of registered voters in North Carolina and Tennessee conducted last year.