Anybody look at the study? Anybody? Atlantic? Bueller?
By combining the large-scale sampling of
professional polling with critical insights from
social science, this study provides a deep look
into American political behavior.
So... they're going to interview a handful of people and project that onto a study and call it conclusive. Here, watch:
Starting in December 2017 and concluding in January 2018, our research partner,
YouGov, conducted 8,000 online survey interviews of US citizens using interlocking
Census targets from the 2016 American Community Survey and propensity score
weights to achieve a representative sample by gender, race, age, education and
How many interviews?
In the qualitative phase of the research, we conducted thirty hour-long interviews with
individuals distributed across the segments or “tribes” described below. In addition,
six separate focus groups of 8-10 individuals each were conducted with a broadly
representative distribution of respondents from each segment.
Awright! A self-reporting survey, thirty hour-long interviews and six focus groups all wrapped up like a scientifically coherent document. Hey, what did the survey have to say about "political correctness?"
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Political correctness is a problem in our country.
So... was that a survey question, an interview question or a survey question? Whelp... it's in every interview and isn't a survey question listed in the appendix so really, this is sociologists push-polling 30 individuals and calling it a finding.
'cuz you know who calls it "political correctness?" People speaking pejoratively. Know what everyone else calls it? "Diversity" or "inclusiveness." The study? It asked 30 people about "political correctness" and decided
Traditional Conservatives value patriotism and
America’s Christian foundations. They feel that those
foundations are under threat from a liberal political
culture that emphasizes diversity and devalues America’s
What does it say about inclusivity?
In tackling this threat, America has one great asset unrivalled in the world: a powerful
story of national identity that, at its core, is idealistic, hopeful and inclusive. It is a story
that calls the nation and its people to act with virtue and against division; that speaks to
the better angels of our nature.
I mean, this study is 160 pages of fetid bullshit. It's like asking 30 old people "do you think hipsters are annoying?" and then reporting "MAJORITY OF AMERICANS HATE MILLENNIALS." I mean, sociology is rapidly attempting to become a parody of itself but this paper is a catastrophe.
And the Atlantic should feel bad.