Are political attitudes ‘hardwired’ from birth?

The LA Times reports:

Die-hard liberals and conservatives aren’t made, they’re born. It’s literally in their DNA.

That’s the implication of a study by a group of researchers who wanted to see if there was a biological basis for people’s political attitudes.

They found to their surprise that opinions on such contentious issues as gun control, pacifism and capital punishment are strongly associated with physiological traits that in all likelihood are present at birth.


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