What Your Coffee Choice Says About Your Politics
The left hates the right, the right hates the left but can we at least all come together over a good cup of coffee? Nope.
EurekaAlert reports that a person's coffee preference really can say something about his or her political ideology . University of Pennsylvania researchers surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults about their coffee preferences, political ideology, and more.
They found a nonpartisan partnership brewing in their mutual enjoyment of coffee. Americans in general, regardless of political ideology, prefer regular brewed coffee to lattes. In fact, just 16 percent of liberals, 11 percent of moderates, and nine percent of conservatives prefer lattes.
But, latte drinkers' attitudes toward globalization proved most meaningful in why liberals are more likely to drink them. Researchers say drinking lattes can be seen as an indicator of openness to globalization and willingness to embrace open markets.
At the same time, the Italian name (latte) may be leading coffee drinkers with a more nationalistic attitude to avoid the beverage in favor of regular brewed coffee, which seems more 'American made.'
So, what's in your cup?