Friday, May 17, 2013

STUDY: Men like me more likely to have right wing political views*

The science is settled.

Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers claim.

Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and their political views. Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark collected data on bicep size, socio-economic status and support for economic redistribution from hundreds in America, Argentina and Denmark.

The figures revealed that men with higher upper-body strength were less likely to support left-wing policies on the redistribution of wealth. Men with less upper body strength are more likely to support the welfare state... But men with low upper-body strength were more likely to put their own self-interest aside and support a welfare state.

Researchers also released a series of photos from their study:

*Eh, headline concept "borrowed" from Dan Foster and Ace.

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