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+ - Political viewpoints linked to fear 1 1

Pentagram writes: Researchers, writing in Science, report that the political orientation of test subjects who have strong views is linked to how easy they are to startle. They found that subjects who were more fearful were more likely to have right wing views, such as being in favour of capital punishment and higher defence budgets. The researchers suggest that this psychological difference is why it is so difficult to change people's minds in political arguments^W discussions.
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Political viewpoints linked to fear

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  • The rabid leftists I have talked with tend to fear those who hold right-wing positions; irrationally so, in fact. I would suspect the motivation is fear on all sides of the political fences.

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