Can Personal Preferences Reveal How You Vote?

"Nightline" anchor Bill Weir heads to NYC's Times Square to test social psychologist Jonathan Haidt's theory.
3:00 | 10/11/12

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Take a look at these two paintings. Which one do you prefer. Which one of these two offices most resembles your own. And if you're picking -- a doll would you prefer breed that is gentle but independent. Has a mind of its own or one that is loyal. Obedient. Easy -- Based on how you answer and. Software yet a mile all our lines the it was heated up what sort of dialogue with your -- -- government. Social psychologist Jonathan -- thinks he has a pretty good idea how he would vote conservatives. Yes yes yes. Because it turns out the conservatives like -- for food order in their paintings pets and work spaces. Wall left leaning voters like his wife Shannon. So much liberals are little sloppy -- little little less dependent. And -- that. Added that -- Out this sort of stereo -- and can be offensive. At first blush but professor -- uses them to illustrate where our political differences come from and. -- genes make your brain your brain has a certain structure. And that structure is gonna make some people really -- and novel -- new ideas change diversity. Other people -- prefer things that are sort of predictable. Controllable. More safe. And thought that they're -- to be liberal or conservative but as these kids grow up. They're going to be exposed all kinds of ideas and social group. Groups and one it is the more radical. You know obnoxious to authority -- that seems really cool to the first hit with some sort of disturbing -- the second.

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