A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads – and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs.
A new report released by Baylor suggests religious priming can influence how people vote. According to the study, which looked at survey results from the UK and the Netherlands, people who responded to questions about their political beliefs next to churches reported themselves as being more politically conservative than those who responded outside governmental buildings. Additionally, those who were surveyed outside of churches tended to have a more negative attitude towards non-religious people. The impact of this could mean that people who vote within a church, rather than a school or other voting station, would be more inclined to vote for a conservative candidate or proposition.