John Sides on Public Perceptions of Muslims in the Trump Era

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Mike talks to political scientist John Sides about his Democracy Fund Voter Study Group report, ‘Muslims in America: Public Perceptions in the Trump Era‘.

Dr. Sides is an associate professor of political science at The George Washington University, co-author of the books Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America (coming out in September of 2018) and The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election, as well as a founder and the editor-in-chief of the political science blog, The Monkey Cage.

Topics Mike and Dr. Sides discuss include:

  • How favorably Americans rate Muslims.
  • Differences in how Republicans and Democrats rate Muslims.
  • How education affects Muslim bias.
  • Public support for a Muslim ban.
  • Americans’ views of Muslims compared to Muslim Americans’ own views about themselves.
  • Mainstream media’s role in perpetuating anti-Muslim bias.

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