Moms, Dadsand Politics by Steven Greene NC State political scientist and guest quiz maker Steven Greene has a special fascination for the links between parenthood and politics. He started researching the topic not long after becoming a parent himself and noticing just how much politicians appeared to be directing their messages at parents. Along with Laurel Elder of Hartwick College, Greene published The Politics of Parenthood (SUNY Press, 2012); they’ve since published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic. Whether you’re a parent, a political junkie or just plain curious, take the quiz! 1. American politicians have been rhetorically emphasizing parenthood and families since …Pretty much foreverFDR and the New DealThe 2000sThe 1980s2. Women are far more skeptical of genetically modified foods than men. Why is that?Women’s role as mother makes them more concerned about what their families eatWomen are generally more health-conscious than menWomen are more skeptical of science and more attuned to risksMen eat more genetically modified foods3. When it comes to politics, compared to men without children at home, dads …are mostly not any differentare much more conservative, especially on social values issuesare much more conservative, especially on issues of taxes and spendingare mostly more liberal4. Unlike most issues where women are more liberal than men, when it comes to marijuana legalization, women are less in favor than men. Why?Women’s role as mother makes them more concerned about children using marijuanaMen are more likely to use marijuanaWomen have higher levels of educationMen’s ideology has less influence on their specific policy attitudes5. When it comes to political leanings and being a dad …Republican dads rate themselves as notably better parents than do Democratic dadsThere are no clear differences between Democratic and Republican dadsDemocratic dads take on an equal share of parenting, while Republican dads take on lessNone of the above Get Your Score CATEGORIES: Quiz, Research, SPIA, Spring 2019 View Comments 0 Leave a Response Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. All fields are required.Your responseName Email Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.