Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views
•Weaker men more likely to support welfare state and wealth redistribution
•Link may reflect psychological traits that evolved in our ancestors
•Strength was a proxy for ability to defend or acquire resources
•There is no link between women's physical strength and political views
By Emma Innes
PUBLISHED: 05:21 EST, 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 05:21 EST, 16 May 2013
Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research..