August 18, 2016

THE SAME FOR SINGLE WOMEN:

Liberals Come Up Short--Literally : New research finds the taller a person is, the more likely they are to be a conservative. (Tom Jacobs, 8/17/16, Pacific Standard)

"A one-inch increase in height increases support for Conservatives by 0.6 percent," write University of Michigan economist Raj Arunachalam and Ohio State University political scientist Sara Watson. Their study is published in the British Journal of Political Science.

The researchers used data collected in 2006 as part of the ongoing British Household Panel Survey, a nationally representative annual survey of more than 12,000 adults in the U.K. They compared respondents' self-reported height with their annual income and political preference.

The results were clear: "Taller people are more likely to support the Conservative Party, and to hold conservative political positions," they write. What's more, the relationship between height and party affiliation "is almost linear."

Posted by at August 18, 2016 4:31 PM

  

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