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“We see a clear association across 27 countries. The greater the societal inequality is, the greater is the average social dominance orientation (SDO) among members of the dominant group in the country," says first-author Jonas Kunst.
“What we see is a self-fulfilling process where greater societal inequality motivates the group at the top to use even violent means to maintain such inequality. This, in turn, may lead to even more inequality and even extremist violence. This results in a vicious circle,” says the senior author of the study, Lotte Thomsen.

2017.05.08 | Research news

The Vicious Circle of Inequality

Large study across 27 countries and 30 US states demonstrates the association between unequal and unstable societies and their populations’ motives for social dominance. Ethnic persecution of immigrants, sexism, racism and corruption are some of the many negative consequences.