Readers Of Harry Potter Appear To Be More Tolerant

January 3, 2018


J.K. Rowling never could've imagined how her stories of Harry Potter would change the world. According to a study conducted by researchers kids who read Harry Potter hold more accepting views toward marginalized groups. The team looked at three groups of kids, the first were 5th graders, the second were high schoolers and the third were college-aged.  In all three groups showed more tolerance to marginalized groups. The college aged readers who reported not feeling any connection to Voldemort, then their attitude toward refugees had a greater chance of being positive. So Harry Potter is making the world more tolerant, at least more accepting of those who are different them themselves.

SOURCE: Pacific Standard

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