Political Parties and Hate Crimes: Empirical Evidence from the United States

  •  Matheus A. S. Souza    
  •  Paulo R. A. Loureiro    
  •  Geovana L. Bertussi    
  •  George H. M. Cunha    
  •  Tito B. S. Moreira    


This paper evaluates the relationship between political parties and hate crimes in the US, based on the empirical models, considering a panel data with 47 states from 1997 to 2019. Results show that a Democratic president is correlated with fewer crimes of hate if compared with a Republican. Such a result might occur due to different public policies according to the political party in power. Results also show that Democratic governors have a positive correlation with hate crimes, but further exercises show that this is only true for Southern states. In non-Southern states, Democratic governors are negatively correlated with hate crimes.

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