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  • People choose politics for identity rather than policy
  • People choose politics for identity rather than policy
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People choose politics for identity rather than policy

Research has found that people are identifying with political causes less for the change it affects in society, and more for the social label it earns them. As other markers of identity become less clear, politics is moving centre stage as a means of signalling that you belong to a wider social group.

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