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July 4 Parades Turn Kids Into Repubs

All that fireworks-watching, flag-waving and potato salad-eating this weekend could in fact lead to a vote for the Republican party for your child. And the stats from Harvard back up the claim. When children were exposed at a young age to the Americana fanfare associated with the Fourth of July, they were more likely to vote Republican and make campaign contributions to the party. Harvard researchers David Yanagizawa-Drott and Andreas Madestam found that kids who attended one rain-free July 4th celebration before the age of 18 were four percent more likely to vote Republican before the age of 40. And whether or not they went to the polls, young Independence Day revelers were more likely to identify with the right wing by 2 percent/Nick Carbone. Time. More here.  H/T: Christa Hazel (Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place photo)

Question: Do these findings make you more/less likely to take your children to Fourth of July parades?




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