Men with sisters are more likely to be socially conservative

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by splitpea, Jun 28, 2013.

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Are you....

  1. Male, socially conservative, with sisters

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  2. Male, socially conservative, with no sisters

    7 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. Male, socially liberal, with sisters

    33 vote(s)
    53.2%
  4. Male, socially liberal, with no sisters

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. I'm Female, you insensitive clod!

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. splitpea, Jun 28, 2013
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    This is fascinating to me, for some inexplicable reason. It doesn't match my personal experiences, but as they say, the plural of anecdote is not data (and maybe I'm the exception that proves the rule, as in my family chores weren't split along gender lines).

    Edited to add -- the link below explains the link between the two factors:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tan...th-sisters-are-more-likely-to-be-republicans/
     
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    The poll results seem to disagree with your thread title.
     
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    At 4 results, and in a self-selecting forum, I'm not shocked. Also, the thread title is based off the link, which is a description of a research study.
     
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    This forum seems to heavily lean towards the liberal sides of things though. I would imagine results will be skewed a bit more.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder where the connection is between political views an siblings.
     
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    Definitely not true with my brother or me. We're both very liberal, as is our sister.
     
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    bradl

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    First, OP, nice work on the last option for the poll. Very slashdot-esque.

    Second, you missed an option: CmdrTaco is my sister. :D

    Third, I'm an only child, you insensitive clod! :p

    BL.
     
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    I would believe there might be a link with fathers who have daughters tend to be socially conservative, but not sisters.

    Then again what do I know? I hate my sister.
     
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    Read the link. :D

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    Doesn't "no sisters" cover that? ;)
     
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    Could have a brother, so he wouldn't be an only child....you insensitive clod!:p

    ;) :D
     
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    Where is the undecided, I don't know choice? I have no sisters and don't know, but my guess is that if you are saying a male is worried about his sister's chastity or traditional gender roles, I'd say that is undetermined as a trend either way.
     
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    Anecdotally, if anything, I'd say it is the other way around, in that men with sisters (in my experience) tend to be somewhat more (not less) liberal re traditional gender roles. Then, again, the men I associate with (whether with or minus sisters) tend to come from more liberal backgrounds in the first place, which is what I suspect might be the key determinant here.

    I'd love to know who commissioned the original research - bless my bleary eyes, but did I see something that suggested a Republican think tank (or am I seeing dragons everywhere, these days?)
     
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    The headline here does not describe my societal views.
     
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    Ahh, but that would take effort....:)
     
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    Perhaps some brothers adopt more socially conservative values in the hope of gaining competitive advantage over their over-achieving or otherwise threatening sibling.
     
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    My sister and I are both quite liberal, but we come from an extremely conservative family. Both of our parents and our grandparents were very much on the conservative train. Strange how that works out sometimes.
     
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    Poor poll options.

    Male, socially moderate, with sisters.

    Fiscally conservative, not that you asked.
     
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    I have a younger sister and am conservative. However, I didn't exactly grow up with her (11yr difference) and, unlike what the article says, I did a lot of chores around the house. Seems to hit some points but miss others.
     
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    I would bet a lot of it comes from overprotective older brothers. "If I catch you sleeping with my sister..."
     
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    Uh, could you define socially liberal? I have a sister, am pro gun, pro gay rights, anti affirmative action, against the War on Drugs, and don't believe in the total outlawing of abortion. Where exactly does this fall? If one was truly socially liberal they would be exactly that, but I assume by "socially liberal" you mean someone who aligns themselves with the Democratic Party.
     
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    Falls in where I am. Moderate.
     
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    Going by the study! it's about gender roles.
     
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    I'm moderate as well. I'm liberal on most social issues, but I support the 2nd Amendment (the entire Bill of Rights for that matter) and like keeping taxes and spending at reasonable levels. I have a sister so I voted for the socially liberal with a sister because I think it describes me better then socially conservative.
     
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    Doesn't look like having a sister makes a difference
     

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