The Heritability of Partisan Attachment

  title={The Heritability of Partisan Attachment},
  author={Jaime E. Settle and Christopher T. Dawes and James H. Fowler},
One of the strongest regularities in the empirical political science literature is the well-known correlation in parent and child partisan behavior. Until recently, this phenomenon was thought to result solely from parental socialization, but new evidence on genetic sources of behavior suggests it might also be due to heritability. In this article, the authors hypothesize that genes contribute to variation in a general tendency toward strength of partisanship. Using data collected at the Twins… CONTINUE READING

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