Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

They’re called patriots, extremists, conservatives, libertarians.  So who really makes up the Tea Party?  Vanderbilt sociologist Steven Tepper surveyed some two thousand people and found four major traits that make up a Tea Party supporter: authoritarian, libertarian, fear of change and strong anti-immigrant sentiment. He also found that one of the strongest influences in the creation of the Tea Party is an overall disdain for President Obama.

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