When OK is Not OK: Public Concern About White Nationalism in the U.S. Military

Academic Article


  • Are Americans aware and concerned about White nationalism in the U.S. Military? Our large and demographically representative survey suggests that while most Americans suspect at least some presence of White nationalism in the military, many do not view it as a serious problem; particularly self-identified conservatives and respondents who hold highly favorable views toward military service members. However, in a between-/within-subjects experiment embedded in our survey, we show that providing information about the issue of White nationalism in the U.S. Military increases the public’s overall concern about White nationalism in the U.S. Military.
  • Authors

  • Ralston, Robert
  • Motta, Matthew
  • Spindel, Jen
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • January 2022
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 228
  • End Page

  • 239
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 1