Several months ago many of you were kind enough to complete a survey on political beliefs and narrative form I conducted as part of doctoral program at Texas Tech (go Battleground Texas!). Sorry it has taken me so long to give you the results, but attached please find the paper I wrote on the topic. It's in that special indecipherable language academics use to convince each other we know what we're talking about, and like all journal-style articles it spends a lot of time discussing theory before getting to the key topic in question.
In any case, the Results section is pretty accessible and the survey results are in graphic form starting on page 6 if you want to see them.
The basic question was whether Kos readers tended to see politics through a tragic lens (involving good heroes and evil villains) or a comic lens (involving wise heroes and foolish or mistaken villains). I expected more of the second. What the results seemed to indicate, though, was that the political opposition on the right was more often seen as tragic (evil or wicked, and deliberately so), while the political left was more often seen as comic (wise, or at least wiser, but not necessarily "good").
The full paper can be found in .pdf format via a link on my blog.
Thanks again to all everyone who helped with the survey, and keep up the activism!
I've included the last couple paragraphs of the Conclusions section below the jump.