The Surprising Connection Between Feelings of Disgust and Politics
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Have you ever wondered why people have different political beliefs? Researchers have found a connection between feelings of disgust and our political views. They showed people various unpleasant images. These included a public toilet and spoiled food. Later, they asked about their political opinions.
The result was surprising. People who felt more disgusted by the images tended to have more conservative views.
This shows that our deep feelings, even the ones we don’t think about much, can shape the way we see the world. The next time you feel disgusted, it might be telling you more about yourself than you realize!
Try the online quiz below. Put it to the test and see if it can guess your political ideology with just 27 questions that measure disgust.
1. The new science experiment at school put our understanding of physics to the test.
2. Our family vacation was a chance to put our new car to the test on a long road trip.
3. When Tom entered the race, he put his training to the test to see how fast he could run.