Transmission of social attitudes

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1986 Jun;83(12):4364-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.83.12.4364.


Data gathered in Australia and England on the social attitudes of spouses and twins are largely consistent with a genetic model for family resemblance in social attitudes. There is substantial assortative mating and little evidence of vertical cultural inheritance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Australia
  • Culture*
  • England
  • Humans
  • Phenotype
  • Sociology*
  • Twins