The Guardian recently reported this:
It is a finding unlikely to prove popular with Guardian readers, but a study has concluded that attractive people are more likely to be rightwing.
The study has been widely reported elsewhere. The text of the study can be read here.
This paper has been confused with an earlier paper on the attractiveness of political candidates in some news sources. But this paper reports the related conclusion:
We show that politicians on the right look more beautiful in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Either way, it is the right-wing that seems to get the attractiveness.
Can we trust the results and do they justify the headlines? Is there any evident this applies in countries other than the USA (where the study took place)?