Don't listen to the liberals - Right-wingers really are nicer people, latest research shows
This 'research' tells us that right wing people are nicer than liberal or left wing people despite their political views around gun control, abortion, the death penalty and corporal punishment etc. Right wingers apparently even hug their children more. This news on fathers day in the UK gets me looking with wonder at right wing tyrants such as Mugabe and Mussolini and perhaps if the research is true we might be able to say despite their sadist abuse of their own people they at least 'hugged their kids'.
George Orwell once wrote that politics was closely related to social identity. 'One sometimes gets the impression,' he wrote in The Road To Wigan Pier, 'that the mere words socialism and communism draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, nature-cure quack, pacifist and feminist in England'.
Orwell was making an observation. But today a whole body of academic research shows he was correct: your politics influence the manner in which you live your life. And the news is not so good for those on the political Left.
There is plenty of data that shows that Right-wingers are happier, more generous to charities, less likely to commit suicide - and even hug their children more than those on the Left.