July Fourth Parades Might Turn Your Kids Into Republicans

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Children who attend Fourth of July parades are more likely to become Republicans, according to a new Harvard University study.A single rain-less parade before the age of 18 increases the likelihood of a child becoming a Republican at 40 by 2 per cent, and of voting for a Republican presidential ticket by 4 per cent, researchers found.

Parade attendance was also linked to an increased likelihood of making political contributions (3 per cent), and voter turnout (0.9 per cent).

There was no correlation between attendance at the parades and voting for Democrats.

Read the full study here.

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