Partisanship, Voting, and the Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene

@article{Dawes2009PartisanshipVA,
  title={Partisanship, Voting, and the Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene},
  author={Christopher Dawes and James H. Fowler},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={1157 - 1171}
}
Previous studies have found that both political orientations (Alford, Funk, and Hibbing 2005) and voting behavior (Fowler, Baker, and Dawes 2008; Fowler and Dawes 2008) are significantly heritable. In this article we study genetic variation in another important political behavior: partisan attachment. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we show that individuals with the A2 allele of the D2 dopamine receptor gene are significantly more likely to identify as a partisan… Expand
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