"Response to Morgan: On the Role of Status Threat and Material Interests in the 2016 Election." Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 2018.

Diana C. Mutz
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I am delighted to have the opportunity to respond to Morgan’s article, which is a critique of my recent publication (Mutz 2018). I will restrict my response to matters concerning the data and analysis, excluding issues such as whether the journal PNAS is appropriately named (Morgan this issue:3) as well as Morgan’s views about how this work was covered in various media outlets (Morgan this issue:3–6). These issues are less important than whether material self-interest or status threat motivated Trump supporters.