Welfare Stereotypes

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“The Relationship Between Mental Representations of Welfare Recipients and Attitudes Toward Welfare” Abstract In this experiment researchers are testing the hypothesis of whether or not there is a link between race and people’s attitudes towards welfare programs and recipients. Most Americans claim to want wealth to be distributed more equally among people of different socio-economic classes. However, many Americans continue to vote against policies that would redistribute money more evenly. Researchers believe that people hold racial biases that form their opinions about welfare programs and welfare recipients, specifically African Americans. Many people assume that people receiving welfare are “lazy” or “undeserving” and tend to associate
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