Anti-Vaccination Has a Slight Rightwing Bias and the ‘Whole Foods Liberal’

Don’t worry though, there’s enough stupid to go around:

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As I’ve noted before, there’s a slight bias against vaccination on the right, not the left. This always comes as a shock to people, because inevitably the shibboleth of the ‘Whole Foods Liberal’, which is simply the updated version of the limousine liberal, is raised. Leaving aside ascertainment bias, this doesn’t make much sense to me: Whole Foods caters to a wealthier clientele, and wealthier people are more likely to be conservative.

Frankly, I think the Whole Foods thing is a stereotype. The data, at first glance, don’t seem to support it. This seems to be a combination of affluence and far-right hysteria (e.g., Michele Bachmann and Alex Jones).

Put another way, conservatives drink lattes and shop at Whole Foods.

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