BY IQM EDITORS
It is a truth, universally acknowledged that Liberals and Conservatives find themselves at staunchly opposed positions in a politically charged atmosphere. However, this stark contrast isn’t solely limited to their political stance but also seeps into their lifestyle choices. Based on these find out if you’re more likely to be a Democrat or a Republican:
1. Chocolate and Sleeping Pattern
Studies about how chocolate can affect the sleeping patterns of people have been done for years together. Research has shown that Republicans prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate. Chocolate, especially dark, is claimed to be a stimulant for vividness and lucidity of dreams. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Republicans report more vivid and lucid dreams as compared to Democrats, who are mostly restless sleepers.
2. TV Shows
According to research findings, sarcastic and witty shows featuring morally obscure antiheroes tend to find a viewer base among Democrats. While those that are more serious and work-centric, whether reality shows or scripted series, along with reality competitions, tend to draw Republicans. In UK, the shows that liberals enjoy most have more diverse cast and seem to revolve around modern life in set in urban spaces. Conservatives, on the other hand, enjoy shows that are characterised by traditional notions of heroism and bravery and those which revolve around the military, or rescue workers.
Republicans prefer watching sports-centric entertainment while Democrats tend to explore a variety of genres. Glee, Modern Family and Cougar Town are among the most watched shows by Democrats. Whereas The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and Mythbusters were among the most watched shows by Republicans. If you are a fan of Grand Theft Auto, you’re most probably a liberal but if you enjoy auto racing, you’re definitely a conservative.
4. TV Networks
Viewers of Fox News, the Golf Channel, the History Channel, the Speed Channel, ESPN and Country Music Television vote a Republican, whereas viewers of MSNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Lifetime and Bravo lean Democratic. The Fox Network that is home of anti-authority satires attracts thrice as many conservatives as liberals every day.
5. Fashion Choices
Democrats are known to be a la mode and it undoubtedly makes absolute sense considering that studies have found that Democrats spend more money on clothing and shop from diverse categories of apparel. They’re also more likely to keep up with fashion fads. Contrastingly, Republicans are found to stick to classic items that are timeless than falling for items that are in vogue.
6. Internet Usage
If you are someone, who is checking the latest sports update while having an online payment procedure open on another tab, you’re most likely to vote and that for a Republican. On the contrary, if you’re someone who listens to music and considers the internet an effective tool for job search- think younger, single searchers- are more likely to vote a Democratic.
7. Food Choices
The most preferred Republican food is sweet and sour chicken and the most Democratic dish is massaman curry, a Persian-modified Thai recipe. Republicans choose diet soda over regular unlike Democrats. According to studies, Republicans eat healthier food as compared to the Democrats. Liberals across the United States and Europe are most likely to prefer bistro-type fries as compared to conservatives.
8. Music Choices
Republicans seem to have a less diverse music taste than Democrats, who like to experiment listening to varied genres. Interestingly, Kenny Chesney fans are most likely to lean right and Rihanna fans left. In addition to that, over 90% of conservatives said they never enjoy reggae, electronic music or Latin music. Rock seems to be the most popular genre among liberals.
9. Career Choices
Industries that prefer employing males including sectors like construction and mining were among the most heavily Republican leaning sectors, while Democrats were more likely to work in the field of education and arts. Subsequently, taxi drivers, flight attendants, park rangers, pediatricians and architects are all more likely to have left-ist inclinations. In contrast, business owners, talk show hosts, beer wholesalers, surgeons and catholic priests are more likely to lean right.
10. Drinking Habits
Conservatives are likely to drink less as compared to liberals. Most importantly what drink you choose makes for a good indicator of your political inclinations. If champagne is your go-to drink, then you’re most likely to lean left. Additionally, liberals prefer Grey Goose and Smirnoff Vodka, while conservatives Wild Turkey and Jim Beam Whiskey.
11. Who makes for a better-looking politician; a conservative or a democrat?
According to a study published in the Journal of Public Economics, conservative politicians are better looking than liberal politicians on average in the political spectrum across the United States, Europe, and Australia. The study further suggested that the more good-looking a politician is, the more likely it is for voters to assume him or her to be conservative, while the less attractive a politician is, the more likely it is for voters to assume that he or she is liberal.
“Conservatives like guns, tobacco, fossil fuels, deep-friend endangered caribou,” while liberals “like yoga, weed, clean air, free-range kale… and giving everyone free healthcare,” Daniel Kurtzman said and we couldn’t agree more. He’s given a reason strong enough to believe studies which show how liberals live longer. Even though the corpus of research isn’t that huge, we know why could the existing researches be true.