I'm A Muggle

Aug 18 2013

Careful which books you read to your kids. It might determine how they vote someday…The author of new book called “Harry Potter and the Millennials” surveyed college students who grew up during the rise of Harry Potter mania, to see if it affected their views as adults. The results were pretty startling. Young people who read all seven Harry Potter novels as kids were more politically active, more open to diversity, and less likely to support deadly force or torture. 83 percent viewed George W. Bush unfavorably, while 60 percent cast their first-ever vote for Obama. If that worries you, just Google “conservative children’s books.” You’ll find there’s a growing industry to serve the other viewpoint. Of course, it doesn’t necessary meant that Harry Potter turns kids into liberals. Maybe kids already prone to that view just like those books. Personally, my theory is that kids who believe in fantasy and magic are more likely to grow up to be liberals. But then, what do I know? I’m just a muggle.

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  • Wayne Green

    08/24/2013 11:22 PM

    My Son not only read all of the Harry Potter books, but went to the see all of the movies as well. I'm proud to say that my Son is an Independent and makes his own decisions about what he believes to be right or wrong. He doesn't like Government overreach in our lives.

  • Joe Black

    08/19/2013 10:49 AM

    Maybe I am an exception. As a Christian & a Conservative, I read all of the Harry Potter books and thoroughly enjoyed them. From a political standpoint I found the series to be pretty much non political. As a Christian, I found nothing offensive to my beliefs.

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