Роль симпатии и социальных идентичностей в отношении русских к разным нациям
This article examines the association between liking, multiple identities, and attitudes of Russians toward other nations. Eighty-five Russians participated in an online survey incorporating measures of affective attitudes, self-identification, feelings of liking, and factors indicating group-related bias. It was revealed that liking other nations was directly related to perceived similarity with them. Social identities showed nation-specific effects: National identity was positively associated with both culturally similar (Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Serbians) and culturally distinct nations (Americans); European identity was positively related to intercultural contacts with countries perceived as having common European roots (Germany, the USA); and religious identity had negative relation to liking of non-Christian nations. Further, appreciation for cultural diversity facilitated the frequency of intercultural contacts and liking of the members of other nations.