Parents With Daughters Likely To Be This

Gotta protect those reproductive organs ... by legislating them? New research out Monday shows that parents who have daughters are indeed more likely to call themselves Republicans. Two new studies by Dalton Conley from New York University and Emily Rauscherf from the University of Kansas found that if you have more daughters than sons it “significantly reduces the likelihood of Democratic identification and significantly increases the strength of Republican Party identification.” Parents with all daughters are 14 percent less likely to be Democrats and are 11 percent more likely to be Republicans than parents without any daughters.

This new research doesn’t really come as a huge surprise, considering similar data found the same thing out last June. A study in the New Journal of Politics reports that boys with only female siblings are 9.3 percent more likely to identify as Republicans when they grow up.

"Having sisters makes males more politically conservative in terms of their gender role attitudes and their partisanship,” the study authors wrote. “Particularly for gender role attitudes, we find that these political socialization effects persist until respondents are well into adulthood.”

Apparently, women turn all of the men in their lives into Republicans. First brothers, now fathers — you never know who it’ll be next. But guys, don't worry about us. We'll be just fine without Republican parents. Someway, somehow.

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