Turns Out Liberals and Conservatives Mainly Follow the Same News Sources
New research finds substantial overlaps in where liberals and conservatives get their news.
Many Conservatives Only Trust Government When Their Party Is in Power
New research finds that liberals' confidence in government is not affected by the party affiliation of the president. That's not true of the right.
Liberals Are More Willing Than Conservatives to Donate Organs
In a small Australian study, conservative students reported higher levels of disgust, and more concern about "bodily integrity," than their left-leaning counterparts.
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Conservatives and Liberals Have Differing Mental Images of God
Americans' divergent conceptions of the supreme being's face reflect our egocentrism, and reveal our emotional needs.
Conservatives' Love of Nostalgia Can Be Used to Promote Liberal Values
New research offers leftists a clever way to appeal to those on the right.
Who is More Anti-Science: Conservatives or Liberals?
It turns out we all have at least one thing in common.
Liberals and Conservatives Solve Problems Differently
And there's evidence that the approach favored by those on the left works better.
How You Read Science News Depends—a Little—on Your Political Beliefs
More accurate science reporting helps everybody, but it's mitigated by how liberal or conservative people are.
Happiness: Conservatives Proclaim It, Liberals Display It
New research throws into question the belief that right-wingers tend to be happier than those on the left.
Can You Guess Someone's Political Preferences by the Size of Their House?
The idea of the urban liberal and the rural conservative is not a new one, but it's shocking just how accurate that stereotype appears to be.
Ideology Often Trumps Science, Especially Among Conservatives
Two carefully couched studies parse how our political views impact the way we respond to scientific findings.