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Ferrari Press AgencyGod 1 Ref 9306 13/06/2018 See Ferrari text Picture credit: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill An 'e-fit' of God based on what American Christians think he looks like has been issued by researchers -- and he does not have along white beard.They found people's perceptions of God tend towards a deity that is young and less Caucasian that popular culture suggests.A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the sketch with the help of 511 American Christians.Participants in the study saw hundreds of randomly varying face-pairs and selected which face from each pair appeared more like how they imagined God to appear. By combining all the selected faces, the researchers could assemble a composite 'face of God' that reflected how each person imagined God to appear.Illustrations of God have nearly always shown him as an old and august white-bearded Caucasian man.But the researchers found that many Christians saw God as younger, more feminine, and less Caucasian that popular culture suggests.People's perceptions of God tended to rely partly on their political affiliation. Liberals tended to see God as more feminine, younger, and more loving than conservatives.Conservatives also saw God as more Caucasian and more powerful than liberals.Joshua Conrad Jackson, the study's lead author, said:???These biases might have stemmed from the type of societies that liberals and conservatives want,' suggested ??sPast research shows that conservatives are more motivated than liberals to live in a well-ordered society, one that would be best regulated by a powerful God. ??sOn the other hand, liberals are more motivated to live in a tolerant society, which would be better regulated by a loving God.???People's perceptions also related to their own demographic characteristics. Younger people believed in a younger-looking God. People who reported being more physically attractive also believed in a more physically attractive
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