Political ideology and diurnal associations

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Social scientists have begun to uncover links between sleep and political attitudes and behaviors. This registered report considers how diurnal morning-night associations relate to political ideology using data from the Attitudes, Identities, and Individual Differences Study, a large-scale online data collection effort. Measures encompass perceived cultural attitudes and social pressures regarding diurnal preferences and explicit and implicit measures of both morning-night attitudes and morning-night self-concepts. Together, the analyses demonstrate a relationship between morning orientation and conservatism for explicit morning-night self-concepts and, to a lesser extent, explicit morning-night attitudes. This relationship is not present for implicit associations, and associations with perceived cultural attitudes and social pressure are also largely absent. This study reinforces the notion that morningness and eveningness as explicit identities are associated with political ideology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-71
Number of pages16
JournalPolitics and the Life Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Implicit cognition
  • Motivated reasoning
  • Political ideology
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Administration


Dive into the research topics of 'Political ideology and diurnal associations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this