According to past research, attractive people have an ‘easier’ life and face less obstacles than other, less-attractive individuals.
This can often lead to a ‘blind-spot’ for attractive people where they do not understand or see the need for social policies to help the less fortunate.
For example, financial aid and government benefits which are staples of the conservative manifesto.
Researchers argue that this results in attractive people being more likely to be conservative.
Previously, researchers also suggested that being better looking makes you more likely to earn more, and that richer people are typically more opposed to policies favoured by the left, such as progressive taxes and welfare programmes.
Good-looking people also tend to be treated better, and therefore see the world as a more just place.
Previous studies have found that the more attractive people perceive themselves to be, the lower their preference for egalitarianism – a value associated with the political left.