People Don’t Get More Conservative With Age

Posted by | January 24, 2012 13:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

Contrary to what Winston Churchill is falsely credited as having said, you do have a brain if you are liberal when you are older.

While there is some evidence that today’s seniors may be more conservative than today’s youth, that’s not because older folks are more conservative than they use to be. Instead, our modern elders likely came of age at a time when the political situation favored more conservative views.

In fact, studies show that people may actually get more liberal over time when it comes to certain kinds of beliefs. That suggests that we are not pre-determined to get stodgy, set in our ways or otherwise more inflexible in our retirement years.

Contrary to popular belief, old age can be an open-minded and enlightening time.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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