Your politics are in your genes

| | February 27, 2013
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It would be silly to think of newborn babies’ brains as being a blank slate. A preponderance of biological research has shown that differences in our genes play a large role in our personality. But certainly our political opinions are formed sometime after we’re born, since we need some actual political information before we can develop political attitudes, right?

Well, kinda.

Numerous studies have shown that identical twins are more likely than fraternal twins to hold similar political opinions, showing that our genes play a role in determining what our political opinions are, how strongly we hold them and even whether or not we decide to vote.

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