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Money, good looks may affect your politics

New research published in the Journal of Public Economics suggests Conservatives may be “better looking” than their Liberal counterparts, but not for the reasons you might expect.

“A lot of research shows that physically attractive people earn more money,” said Dr. Gregg Murray, associate professor of Political Science. “And because they earn more money, they are more likely to oppose policies calling for the redistribution of economic resources, like taxes.”

Read Murray’s latest column in Psychology Today to learn more about the link between looks and political leanings.

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Nick Garrett

Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or ngarret1@augusta.edu.