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“9/11 significantly increased political participation of the affected populations . . . Families and neighbors became more involved in politicized activities, including the selection of party nominees and in providing financial support to favored candidates . . . Finally, although families, and to a lesser extent neighbors, became more involved in their own parties’ activities, there was an average shift in allegiance to the Republican Party.”
-Source: Eitan D. Hersh, “Long-term effect of September 11 on the political behavior of victims’ families and neighbors,” 2013