Children who attend Fourth of July parades are more likely to become Republicans, according to a new Harvard University study.
A single rain-less parade before the age of 18 increases the likelihood of a child becoming a Republican at 40 by 2 percent, and of voting for a Republican presidential ticket by 4 percent, researchers found.
Parade attendance was also linked to an increased likelihood of making political contributions (3 percent), and voter turnout (0.9 percent).
There was no correlation between attendance at the parades and voting for Democrats.
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