Are you liberal or conservative? Your parents may be to blame

The Globe and Mail:

During Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate, Democrat and Republican operatives were no doubt glued to graphs monitoring approval ratings for various key demographics, trying to figure out if President Barack Obama, for instance, was running off with the women’s vote with all that talk of 1980s foreign policy and battleships.

But new research suggests that for many viewers, debates don’t matter as much as we think. The political die may have been cast way back in childhood. Your temperament as a child and your folks’ parenting style may have a lot to do with whether you consider yourself liberal or conservative.

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