Conservatives More Egalitarian Than Liberals

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Study Show Conservatives more egalitarian; treat others with equality, compared to Liberals

Recent experiments suggest that liberals treat people unequally in certain situations because of sex, race, and group status. Two sets of studies by two different research teams concluded, reported Psychology Today.

Liberals tend to treat people “more unequally” based on sex, race, and group status

Left-leaning participants showed more favor when women were portrayed more favorably than men than when men were portrayed more favorably than women.

Based on the experiments and quasi-experiments, it is liberals who tend to treat information and people more unequally based on sex, race, and group status. [PNAS; Research Gate]

Difference between Conservatives and Liberals.

The opposite is true for conservatives

Liberals also wished to censor written passages that portrayed low-status groups unfavorably more than identical passages that portrayed high-status groups unfavorably. In contrast, conservatives treated the passages more comparably.

Conservatives treated the passages more comparably. 

Of course, it does not mean liberals are not egalitarian. It may be because of how politics and mainstream media portrayals portray a certain social norm.

Liberals prioritize equality of outcomes and view unequal treatment (at least for a time) as a means of attaining equal outcomes, Dr. Cory Clark said.

Are conservatives under attack in the USA?

Left-Liberal Universities bias

In 2021, a new study conducted at the University of London found conservative professors and students’ are “guaranteed” discrimination. A third of them were threatened with discipline for expressing their views, the Free Beacon reported.

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