A measurement of some political personal effects

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  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Apparently, in families with partisan political differences Thanksgiving dinners were one or two hours shorter in 2016 than they were in 2015, and even more curtailed in the wake of heavy political ad targeting.

    paywalled: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6392/1020.full

    From the abstract: "- - - Effects appear asymmetric: Although fewer Democratic-precinct residents traveled on 2016 than in 2015, Republican-precinct residents shortened their Thanksgiving dinners by more minutes in response to political differences. Nationwide, 34 million hours of cross-partisan Thanksgiving dinner discourse were lost in 2016 owing to partisan effects. "
     

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