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Harvard Study: July 4th Parades Make Kids Republican

Time Magazine has an article about a Harvard Study that claims to show that “when children were exposed at a young age to the Americana fanfare associated with the Fourth of July, they were more likely to vote Republican and make campaign contributions to the party.”

From the Abstract of the study:

“We find that days without rain on Fourth of July in childhood have lifelong effects. In particular, they shift adult views and behavior in favor of the Republicans and increase later-life political participation. Our estimates are significant: one Fourth of July without rain before age 18 raises the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by 4 percent. It also increases voter turnout by 0.9 percent and boosts political campaign contributions by 3 percent.”

Reading between the lines, the study is also saying that Democrats are less patriotic and do not like Americana fanfare or the Fourth of July […] → Keep reading