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Attractive People Are More Likely To Be Republican


The more attractive you are, the more likely you are to be a Republican.

You may assume that statement is just a bias writer's opinion. It's not. In fact, it is a conclusion reached in a survey published in the Journal of Public Economics in December 2017.

Research was led by Rolfe Daus Peterson from Susquehanna University and Carl Palmer from Illinois State University. The duo compared data from 1972, 1974 and 1976 American National Study surveys which asked people to evaluate the appearance of others. The survey also explored participants' political beliefs, income, race, gender, and education.

The results were compared with the Wisconsin Longitudinal study which also focused on physical characteristics of more than 10,000 high school students rated by their level of attractiveness.

The findings revealed level of attractiveness tends alters an individual's worldview and political beliefs.


It's no secret attractive people tend to receive preferential treatment.

Survey findings reveal good-looking people are generally attributed with a number of positive traits including …

Elevated social status

Higher income

Perceived to be intelligent, competent, confident, and happier