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Both Republicans and Democrats regarded people with opposing political views as less moral than people in their own party, even when their political opposites acted fairly or kindly toward them.

This conclusion is based on research by Phillip McGarry, a Ph.D. candidate in experimental psychology, who joined his colleagues in conducting experiments to see if individuals would think more highly of someone who treated them well – regardless of their political leanings. Read more about their experiments and findings at The Conversation.

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