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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
Study shows difference between conservatives and liberals in how they deal with moral issues
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By Pat Cunningham
June 23, 2013 11:15 a.m.



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HERE‘s food for thought:

When it comes to topics like abortion or assisted suicide, there seems to be no common ground between conservatives and liberals. Why is there such a noticeable rift between the two political orientations?

Research published June in Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that religious individuals and political conservatives think about moral issues in a fundamentally different way than liberals.

The study by Jared Piazza of the University of Pennsylvania and Paulo Sousa of Queen’s University Belfast, which included a total of 688 participants, found religious individuals and political conservatives consistently invoked deontological ethics. In ...

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