Liberals and conservatives are looking for the same thing when they join online dating websites, according to new research co-authored by University of Miami political scientist Casey Klofstad. The study, published in Political Behavior, shows that both liberals and conservatives are looking for a partner who is like themselves.
Klofstad says that the tendency to seek out partners that are like us could contribute to the increasing political divide between liberals and conservatives. “Parents pass their political preferences on to their children. So, if we are more easily able to find someone like ourselves by ‘shopping’ for a partner online, Internet dating could hasten this process of political polarization. Of course, this process would occur over generations, not overnight.”
So close to calling it genetic. Well if it’s inherited, by definition it becomes genetic.
Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’
People are attracted to the body odor of others with similar political beliefs
The term you’re looking for is microbiome and it’s inherited.
May I suggest testing levels of Staphylococcus hominis?
“What are the best approaches and methodologies toward a scientific study of politics?” write guest editors Rose McDermott and Kristen Renwick Monroe. “We do not mean to reactivate a no longer productive debate about nature versus nurture, since it now seems clear that both forces operate in tandem. Rather by encompassing both facets — nature and nurture — into an integrated perspective, we believe it is possible to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of human political behavior.”
Political party identification (PID) is among the most studied concepts in modern political science. Scholars have long held that PID was the result of socialization factors, including parental socialization. The possibility that partisan identification could be transmitted genetically rather than socially was not considered and largely left untested.
The SCIENCE in Political Science!
Politics and genetics have traditionally been considered non-overlapping fields, but over the past decade it has become clear that genes can influence political behavior, according to a review. This paradigm shift has led to novel insights into why people vary in their political preferences and could have important implications for public policy.
“We’re seeing an awakening in the social sciences, and the wall that divided politics and genetics is really starting to fall apart,” says review author Peter Hatemi of the University of Sydney. “This is a big advance, because the two fields could inform each other to answer some very complex questions about individual differences in political views.”
It even varies by sex: http://www.hngn.com/articles/116099/20150805/liberals-conservatives-political-party-drd4-genetics.htm
In a recent study, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have shown for the first time that not only do genes affect our social beliefs, but that Singaporean Chinese females who possess a particular variant of the Dopamine D4 receptor gene lean more to the right, according to a press release.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genopolitics is coming.