Conservatives are scaredy-cats!!
Published on September 20 2008
Considering that I've been known to just about come unglued at loud noises, I guess we can see where I fall on the "Liberal/Conservative" scale....
We present evidence that variations in political attitudes correlate with physiological traits. In a group of 46 adult participants with strong political beliefs, individuals with measurably lower physical sensitivities to sudden noises and threatening visual images were more likely to support foreign aid, liberal immigration policies, pacifism, and gun control, whereas individuals displaying measurably higher physiological reactions to those same stimuli were more likely to favor defense spending, capital punishment, patriotism, and the Iraq War.Political Attitudes Vary with Physiological Traits -- Oxley et al. 321 5896: 1667 -- Science.