Are more liberals vegetarian?

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Are more liberals vegetarian?
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 9:45am

I heard a very interesting conversation the other day where several people were discussing vegetarians. They all seemed to agree that vegetarians were more likely to be politically liberal than conservative. I'm not sure I agreed with their thinking. What do you think and why?

Karla
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 5:55pm

That's stereotyping to the nth degree if you ask me. What someone eats and how they think politically are not linked in my mind...

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 6:57am
:::Poppy raises an eyebrow:::

Three of the vegetarians in my life vote to the right. A lot of the meat and potatoes friends vote to the left.
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Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 10:28am

I tend to give people my "I am NOT amused" look when they say "Ohhhhhh, best make sure you don't do the Vegan or Vegetarian thing during an election campaign or you'll vote New Democrat (Canada's furtherest to the left political party).

Gail

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 10:44am
Interesting, I've never heard that. I have at least one vegetarian friend and she votes more liberal on some things and more concervative on others. I don't think she views herself as either democrat or republican, but votes her heart.

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 1:38pm

Not sure why they'd think that .... after all, whether you're liberal or conservative or anywhere in between, you want to be healthy, right?

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 3:12pm

Yahoo answers for LIberal/Conservative stereotypes:

Gail

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 3:24pm

Well, theoretically it's cheaper - since beans, lentils & tofu are cheaper than meat - and I guess it can be; but we tend to buy a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, which really adds up.

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Registered: 08-16-2001
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 4:35pm
Hmmm...not sure where they're getting their rationale from. I just can't find any reason for that line of thinking. LOL

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 4:49pm

To be honest, I've never heard anyone say they are going vegetarian to save money.

Gail

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 5:59pm

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