Is this true?

Writes Professor Jonathan Haidt in his book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion:

We found that people want dogs that fit their own moral matrices. Liberals want dogs that are gentle (i.e., that fit with the values of the Care foundation) and relate to their owners as equals (Fairness as equality). Conservatives, on the other hand, want dogs that are loyal (Loyalty) and obedient (Authority). (The Sanctity item showed no partisan tilt; both sides prefer clean dogs.)

Earlier in the book, he told a short story and asked readers to decide whether or not the people in the story did anything morally wrong:

A family’s dog was killed by a car in front of their house. They had heard that dog meat was delicious, so they cut up the dog’s body and cooked it and ate it for dinner. Nobody saw them do this.

And then he tells a “more challenging story”:

A man goes to the supermarket once a week and buys a chicken. But before cooking the chicken, he has sexual intercourse with it. Then he cooks it and eats it.

Professor Haidt reiterates that nobody else knows about it.

So, what do you think?

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