By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Good teen pals equal good politics
Placeholder Image
Of all the scientific studies that came out this past year, the most intriguing to me confirms an old theory: Adult politics are really an extension of which clique you joined in high school. That conclusion rises out of a University of California, San Diego and Harvard University study released in October that found political ideology may be heavily influenced by genetics and adolescent social life. In a study of 2,000 teens, researchers found that dopamine receptor gene DRD4, which they called the "liberal gene," may predispose people to left-progressive political views.