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Is There a 'Party' in Your Genes?


Peter K. Hatemi


Penn State

John Alford


Rice University

John R. Hibbing


University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Department of Political Science

Lindon J. Eaves


Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

May 1, 2006


Abstract:     
Utilizing quantitative genetic models, we examine the sources of party identification and the intensity of that identification. The results indicate genes exert little, if any, influence on party identification, directly or indirectly through covariates. However, we find that genes appear to play a pivotal role in shaping the strength of an individual's party identification. Together with recent examinations of political attitudes and vote choice, these findings begin to provide a more complete picture of the source of partisanship and the complex nature of the political phenotype.

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Keywords: Genes, Party, ID, Intensity

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Date posted: October 4, 2008 ; Last revised: October 16, 2008

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Hatemi, Peter K. and Alford, John and Hibbing, John R. and Eaves, Lindon J., Is There a 'Party' in Your Genes? (May 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1276482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1276482

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Peter K. Hatemi (Contact Author)
Penn State ( email )
University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States
John Alford
Rice University ( email )
Houston, TX 77005-1892
United States
713-348-3364 (Phone)
John R. Hibbing
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Department of Political Science ( email )
511 Oldfather Hall
P.O. Box 880328
Lincoln, NE 68588-0328
United States
Lindon J. Eaves
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics ( email )
1015 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
United States
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