Girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and they may make you … liberal? A new study shows that those who have daughters are more likely to be Democrats than those who have sons. Why? Because parents with daughters, particularly fathers, feel strongly about gender equality and reproductive rights, making them sympathetic to left-wing parties. Or, in the words of one commenter, “Maybe this explains why my dad has become so much more liberal as he’s gotten older. (I’m the third of his three daughters. No sons.) Or maybe it’s because his Republican party went all bat-s**t insane.”
Let’s take a look at some famous liberals with daughters: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Bill Cosby, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, John Edwards. And then there’s the anomalies: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin.
Does this study ring true for you? [FiveThirtyEight]