Personality Differences Between Pro- And Anti-Vivisectionists
Personality differences were measured using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory test and the Animal Research Survey.
People supportive of animal experimentation more likely to be male, masculine, conservative and less empathic than those opposed to it.
Animal rights advocates were more likely to support vegetarianism and to be more ecologically concerned, also indicating less faith in science.
Students likely to encounter animal experimentation in their studies (psychology, biology majors) tended to oppose animal experimentation more than others.
Intuitive and feeling types were more opposed to animal experimentation than were sensate and thinking types.
Extraverted-sensate and extraverted-thinking types were more likely to favor animal experimentation than were extraverted-intuitive and extraverted-feeling types.