Pathogen avoidance and political ideology

Based on a survey study of 11,501 people across 30 nations, researchers report that motivations to avoid infectious disease may help explain why some people prefer political stances that uphold traditional cultural norms, but that such motivations do not help explain political stances related to avoiding people of different cultures. - Read at PNAS.org

Parasite stress and pathogen avoidance relate to distinct dimensions of political ideology across 30 nations,” by Joshua M. Tybur, et al.