Political beliefs rooted in childhood, study shows

Detroit Free Press:

A person’s temperament in childhood and the type of parenting they received have a major effect on their political beliefs, according to a new study.

Children with authoritarian parents were more likely to have conservative political beliefs when they were 18, while those with egalitarian parents were more likely to have liberal beliefs, according to a study of more than 700 children who took part in earlier research from the U.S. National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.

As part of that study, children’s parents provided information about their parenting style, such as authoritarian (children should always obey their parents) or egalitarian (children should be allowed to disagree with their parents).

Read the whole story: Detroit Free Press

Leave a comment below and continue the conversation.

Comments

Leave a comment.

Comments go live after a short delay. Thank you for contributing.

(required)

(required)