Regional level fears associated with Trump and Brexit votes

Regional level fears associated with Trump and Brexit votes as disparate prior elections fear and worry impersonated a vital hand in both 2016 Donald Trump and “Brexit” elections altering the script on how disposition molds political behavior, according to an international psychological study on voting behavior.

Research has long entrenched that political viewpoint are related with big five personality attributes. For example previous studies portray low accuracy and high meticulousness to be connected to moderation. But in 2016, two campaigns constructed on populist themes of fear, lost pride and loss disinclination rose previously weak traits particularly those of anxiety, anger and fear, all of them are the characteristics of the Big Five trait of neuroticism.


The study carried out by researchers lead author Martin Obschonka, a psychologist and associate professor in entrepreneurship at QUT said that the one off habitually utilized for forecasting and elucidating political behavior did not apprehend a crucial factor that impacted people’s voting resolutions in 2016. We initiate a kind of sleeper effect. Under usual circumstance these attributes have no effect but in some cases predominant nervousness and likelihood in a region has the possibility to gravely influence the geopolitical landscape.

UT Austin psychology professor Sam Gosling said that the regions brimming with neuroticism are extraordinarily responsive to political campaigns that highlight jeopardy and loss and that former crusades have not ventured into these themes as robust as in 2016.