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String right-wing views may be driven by a fear of disease.

Accepted submission by Whoever at 2018-02-28 05:39:46

A new study showed a link between string right-wing views and fear of disease and increased concern about hygiene.

The study showed that people who are more offended by bad odors are more likely to support authoritarian leaders, []such as Donald Trump.

In the past, disgust at bad odors was important for survival. The scientists suggested that the disgust at unfamiliar odors may be linked to a desire to keep apart from "culturally unfamiliar" groups.

“It showed that people who were more disgusted by smells were also more likely to vote for Donald Trump than those who were less sensitive,”

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