According to a study of survey numbers from Time magazine, liberals like cats more than conservatives, and liberals are significantly more likely to try a fusion restaurant. In a study looking at various correlations, Time found that “seemingly innocuous questions like ones about the state of one’s desk or preference for fusion cuisine had at least modest predictive power.”
When it came to political questions, there was a more obvious split between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives were significantly more likely to agree that they were proud of their country’s history, while liberals were more likely to believe it’s “OK for one partner in a serious relationship to look at pornography alone.”
Liberals were also significantly more likely to wish “there were no nations or borders and we were all part of one big group,” and that “self-expression is more important than self-control.” Conservatives, by contrast, were more likely to keep their desks and workspaces clean, and to believe that children need to learn respect for authority.
Leftism and conservatism, it seems, are lifestyle choices and not mere political preferences.