Friday, May 17, 2013
Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers report
Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and his political views. Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark collected data on bicep size, socio-economic status and support for economic redistribution from hundreds in the United States, Argentina and Denmark. The figures revealed that men with higher upper-body strength were less likely to support left-wing policies on the redistribution of wealth. But men with low upper-body strength were more likely to put their own self-interest aside and support a welfare state. The researchers found no link between upper-body strength and redistribution opinions among women.