One of the more striking examples of how hair parts are affecting our world is to look at the way the US Congress is differentiated by hair parting. Politics aside, because the side parts are on both sides of the aisle, the Hair Part Theory would say that the prevalance of side parts (more than 80%) is a contributor to the polarization within our current political situation. Those with side parts tend to be more out of balance than usual, because one side of the brain is always being emphasized at the expense of the other.
here is a graphic illustration of the way it breaks down in the 110th congress (includes other groupings too):
The percentages are also not representative of the general population. The following are averages of various samples taken over the last 10 years:
|General Population*||110th Congress||105th Congress||Left Part||40%||54%||56%||Right Part||3%||18%||17%||Center part||50%||20%||26% (includes bald)||Bald **||35%||9%||NA||Notes:
* General Population averages are based on long term observation of multiple population groups – exact total figures are hard to quantify since there is a high dependence on demographics.
** Baldness at a later age in much more prevalent in the population and includes men who parted on either side prior to losing their hair