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Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?

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Published on Jul 10, 2012

"WHO is happier about life — liberals or conservatives? The answer might seem straightforward. After all, there is an entire academic literature in the social sciences dedicated to showing conservatives as naturally authoritarian, dogmatic, intolerant of ambiguity, fearful of threat and loss, low in self-esteem and uncomfortable with complex modes of thinking. And it was the candidate Barack Obama in 2008 who infamously labeled blue-collar voters "bitter," as they "cling to guns or religion." Obviously, liberals must be happier, right?" Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break down the numbers of this Pew Research Center study.

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