Disgust Sensitivity And Meat Consumption
Contrary to the emotivist prediction that disgust with meat consumption is inversely related to meat eating, this study finds that meat consumption is positively correlated with disgust sensitivity, and that individuals who avoid meat for moral reasons were not more sensitive to disgust than those who avoid meat for other reasons.
Moral vegetarians are disgusted with meat because of their moral beliefs, as opposed to disgust preceding moral beliefs.
Meat consumption is negatively correlated with age.
Women eat meat less frequently than men, and are more disgust sensitive than men.
Disgust sensitivity appears to decrease with age.