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  • Research shows link between states' personalities and their politics

    Differences in the collective personalities of state populations are strongly linked with differences in those states' politics and how they're governed, according to a new study by Jeffery Mondak (pictured) and Damarys Canache, professors of political science.

    Differences in the collective personalities of state populations are strongly linked with differences in those states' politics and how they're governed, according to a new study by Jeffery Mondak (pictured) and Damarys Canache, professors of political science.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Differences in the collective personalities of state populations are strongly linked with differences in those states' politics and how they're governed, according to a new study by Jeffery Mondak (pictured) and Damarys Canache, professors of political science.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Jeffery Mondak, call 217-265-7846; email jmondak@illinois.edu. The paper, “Personality and Political Culture in the American States,” is available from the journal Political Research Quarterly (March 2014 issue). The personality data Mondak and Canache analyzed for their study were collected online between 1999 and 2005 for a study led by Peter J. Rentfrow at the University of Cambridge.