Where the Rubber Meats the Road: Relationships between Vegetarianism and Socio-political Attitudes and Voting Behavior

John B. Nezlek , Catherine A. Forestell


Previous research has found that omnivores are more hierarchical and more authoritarian than vegetarians. To examine if such differences extend to political behavior a sample of American undergraduates (N = 1211) described their diets, endorsement of social policies, political orientation, and voting behavior. Consistent with previous research, we found that compared to vegetarians and semi-vegetarians, omnivores favored conservative policies more strongly and liberal polices less strongly, identified more closely with the Republican party and less closely with the Democratic party, were less liberal, approved of Donald Trump’s performance more, and were more likely to have voted for Trump.
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Catherine A. Forestell
Catherine A. Forestell,,
Journal seriesEcology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, e-ISSN 1543-5237, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets27.4
Keywords in EnglishVegetarianism; voting behavior; conservatism; liberalism; Trump
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous); 1106 Food Science; 2303 Ecology
URL https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2019.1641801
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.78; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.138 (2) - 2018=1.459 (5)
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