Who votes for Germany’s far-right party AfD? Not who you’d think

A study from the University of Marburg in western Germany found that the traditional narratives around far-right voters may be more based in stereotype than fact.

Sociologist Martin Schröder blasted the widely held idea of the low-income, poorly-educated Alternative for Germany (AfD) voter as not being representative of the truth. The fact is, wrote Schröder in the August 2018 study, that only one category truly unites the right wing: xenophobia. Common sense about immigration and Islam

“AfD supporters come from every level and part of society,” Schröder wrote. The one thing they all have in common, however, is “they don’t want refugees to migrate to Germany.”

As usual DW is shocked! Shocked!

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