Science Claims the Difference Between Liberals & Conservatives Could Be Genetic


What separates liberals from conservatives?

Researchers are finding that these differences are becoming more and more attributed to basic biology.

Political psychologists and political scientists are increasingly convinced that our previous ideas about the differences between liberals and conservatives — that our beliefs come solely from friends, family, upbringing and personal interests — is wrong.

It’s now suggested that liberals and conservatives disagree because they differ genetically, physiologically and psychologically.

University of Nebraska’s John Hibbling and his colleagues argue that the differences between liberals and conservativeslie in “the nature of their physiological and psychological responses to features of the environment that are negative.” Conservatives, so it seems, have a “negativity bias,” responding much more rapidly to threatening or negative stimuli.