according to a study carried
out by Rolfe Daus Peterson, a political scholar from
Susquehanna University and Carl Palmar, assistant
professor in politics at Illinois State University.
The researchers claim
that never before has the effects of physical attractiveness on
politics been examined on this level and that there is "good
reason to believe that individuals’ physical attractiveness may
alter their political values and worldviews".
said that their findings prove attractive people tend
to lean towards the right because they have better social skills
and are more popular, competent and intelligent due to the "halo
effect" - an idea that bias and stereotypes influence
the way people judge others.
about their findings in the Politics
and Life Sciences journal published
in December 2017, the pair said that on
people have an easier life so don't see the need for more
welfare, aid and government support, unlike their left-wing
did the researchers come to this conclusion?
figures from two earlier surveys, the pair said
they soothed concerns around the bias of attractiveness
because obviously different people find different things
the scholars took figures from the 1972, 1974 and
1976 American National Studies surveys that
asked those taking part to evaluate the appearance of others.
survey also explored participants political beliefs, income,
race, gender, and education. They then compared those
results with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) that
examined the characteristics of over 10,000 high school
graduates who were rated by others on their level of
everything together, Peterson and Palmer argue a connection
between an individual's physical attractiveness and political
beliefs could be revealed.
went on to argue that although what people view as
attractive may vary, criteria for attractiveness appears to be
consistent within cultural groups, pointing to earlier evidenceof
what beauty is and means.
people tend to be conservative because of a 'blind spot'
scholars said hot people lean towards the
right because they grow to develop a blind spot that leads
them to not see the need for more government support or aid in
society - a core liberal value.
add that attractive people don’t face the same hurdles as others
as their attractiveness gains them more attention and they are
more successful in social situations. Their lives are
generally “easier,” the pair claim.
though this blind spot may not be universally held
and physically attractive individuals do not always have
easier lives, on average, physically attractive
fewer hurdles navigating the social world.
conclude that because of this, they expect attractive people to
be more likely to support right-wing conservative parties and
point to another study that
concluded that conservatives are more attractive.
metaphorically, of course.
recent study by researchers at Illinois State University found
that “men and women with greater physical attractiveness and
political efficacy tend to identify as conservative and/or
Republican,” according to The Daily
Rolfe Daus Peterson of Susquehanna University and Carl L.
Palmer of Illinois State University examined the connection
between attractiveness and political beliefs while controlling
for socioeconomic status. …
for socioeconomic status, we find that more attractive
individuals are more likely to report higher levels of
political efficacy, identify as conservative, and identify as
Republican,” found the researchers. …
physical appearance affects how we interact with others and
our political beliefs emerge as a by-product of our early life
experiences, it stands to reason that appearance would also
influence the development of individual political beliefs,”
says the article.
story short, attractive men and women tend to lean toward the
right, whereas fugly ones generally lean to the left.
my profile pic clearly shows me to be an
exception to the rule (keep in mind I spent the
majority of my young adult days as a leftist lunatic), I
wonder whether similar dynamics exist among dietary, fitness and
work out like a beast, eat healthily and maintain top-level
hygiene (I trim, I clip, I pluck, I use a Water pik, I use
deodorant, I use cologne, I use chapstick, I use lotion, I use everything).
Yet whenever I get an Uber driver who listens to NPR, his
or her car always smells like ass.
similar study by the Research Institute of Industrial Economics
in Sweden and the Ifo Institute in Germany found that
“[c]onservative politicians are better looking than liberal
politicians on average in the United States, Europe, and
Australia — and that might create an overall advantage for
conservative parties,” as reported by The
yet another study — this one conducted by the University
of California at Los Angeles six years
ago — found that “[f]emale politicians with stereotypically
feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than
Democrat,” as said by the study’s lead author, Colleen M.
Carpinella, a UCLA graduate student in psychology.
the moral of the story?
I feel too lazy to actually use my brain today, lol.
the news thus far today has been really boring.
last, if you’re a liberal, chances are you’re ugly. But don’t
fret, liberals. Be proud of who you are, you fugly bastards!