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Voting Booth Feng Shui

The nation is gearing up for the next election. It should be very interesting. And even more interesting (at least to me) is something that the big brains at Stanford University have discovered. That is, the location of the voting booth could impact how someone votes.

By looking at the 2000 general election in Arizona, researchers found out that when booths were located in schools, voters tended to support raising taxes to support schools. If booths were located in a religious institution like a church, voters were less likely to support stem cell research. These results were irrespective of gender, age or political affiliation.

Hey, feng shui works ... or something like that. Now I wonder how folks would vote if the booth was located in a movie theater lobby? or in a circus tent? Hmmm. 

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