liberal06.03.23.jpg

Liberal/Conservative - Born, not made?


Just read this article from last Sunday's Star. It confirms one of those "I'd always thought so, but had no proof" theories that I've had ever since I was old enough to vote.

The article reveals details of a study by UC Berkley social scientist Jack Block in which he "reasons that insecure kids look for the reassurance provided by tradition and authority, and find it in conservative politics. The more confident kids are eager to explore alternatives to the way things are, and find liberal politics more congenial."

Wish this telling info had been released prior to the last election.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto is getting a massive new waterfront park with forest swings and zip wires

The history of the Union Station bus terminal in Toronto

People are already complaining of over-salting on Toronto streets and sidewalks

Three Ontario hunters fined $10,000 for shooting moose calf

John Tory pushes for work to start on Toronto's Waterfront Transit and Eglinton East lines

High Park in Toronto is turning into a muddy mess because of vehicles

Hundreds of people sign open letters urging Toronto to stop encampment evictions

Toronto cyclists call for tougher safety rules after 3 people killed in 2 months