Jumat, 10 April 2009

Genmu, menentukan gayamu dalam pemilu, lho

Fowler and Ph.D. candidate Christopher T. Dawes drew on voter-turnout data in Los Angeles. They matched that data to a registry of identical and non-identical twins.
53 percent of the variation in voter turnout is due to differences in genes.
In fact, family upbringing appears to have little effect on how regularly offspring participate in elections. “The other half of the voting behavior was mostly attributable to the unshared environment between the two twins,” Fowler said.
Genes also play a significant role in political participation, including giving money to a campaign, contacting a government official, running for office and attending political rallies, the two researchers found.
“It’s not just the gene that makes you vote, but it has an impact on how susceptible you are to different kinds of environments,” Fowler said. “Depending upon what kind of environment you are in, it is going to activate those tendencies you might have to cause you to participate in politics or not.”

Abbreviated from :http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=617029

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