Genetics of fear influence political veiws

People who are genetically predisposed to experiencing higher levels of social fear are more likely to be supportive of anti-immigration and pro-segregation policies.

Researchers from the US found people with higher levels of social fear exhibited the strongest negative attitudes, and even those with low levels of social phobia displayed substantially less positive attitudes than those without any phobia at all.

Researchers say the study helps shed light on how political campaigns could be manipulated to affect some people more than others.

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