Political Conservatives Fear Chaos; Liberals Fear Emptiness

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 23:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Political conservatives operate out of a fear of chaos and absence of order while political liberals operate out of a fear of emptiness, a new study finds. Social scientists long have assumed that liberals are more rational and less fearful than conservatives, but new research finds that both groups view the world as "a dangerous place." To better understand the differences, researchers asked 128 socially active churchgoers: what if there were no God?

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