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Jonathan Haidt: Ideology Is Heritable Yet Societies Can Change Their Views Quickly

The rapid change in the USA on gay marriage has caught many people’s attention, coming at a time when many popular books are saying that political attitudes are to some degree heritable. How can we resolve this apparent contradiction?

Study: Political leaning is half genetic

A new study provides definitive evidence that heritability plays a significant role in the formation of political ideology, regardless of how ideology is measured, the time period or population sampled.

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