Progressives Feel Unique, Emotional, Anxious (Mothers To Children). Conservatives Feel Groupish, Success, And Religion (Groupis

(via James Santagata)

—“From Twitter. Based on previous findings, we hypothesized that the language used by liberals emphasizes their perception of uniqueness, contains more swear words, more anxiety-related words and more feeling-related words than conservatives’ language.

Conversely, we predicted that the language of conservatives emphasizes group membership and contains more references to achievement and religion than liberals’ language.

We analysed Twitter timelines of 5,373 followers of three Twitter accounts of the American Democratic and 5,386 followers of three accounts of the Republican parties’ Congressional Organizations.

The results support most of the predictions and previous findings, confirming that Twitter behaviour offers valid insights to offline behaviour.”–

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