This is a research study found here: http://hotair.cachefly.net/media.mic...entation-1.pdf
I have only read the abstract so far but I thought it would make good fuel for the fire.
If you are liberal/conservative, do the adjectives below describe you somewhat accurately as a child?
Do people become liberal because they are used to having a lack of control, so they feel they can interfere with other peoples lives?
Do people become conservative because as children any sort of change was a scary threat to them?
From the abstract:
Preschool children who 20 years later were relatively liberal were characterized as: developing close relationships, self-reliant, energetic, somewhat dominating, relatively under-controlled, and resilient. Preschool children subsequently relatively conservative at age 23 were described as: feeling easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and relatively over-controlled and vulnerable.