However, the term "United Kingdom" is only found in informal use during the 18th century and the country was only occasionally referred to as the "United Kingdom of Great Britain"—its full official name, from 1707 to 1800, being merely Great Britain, without a "long form".
It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants.
The study was carried out during the 2012 presidential election, part of a larger research project about political issues.
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The effect is due to something researchers call “in-group bias.” That means that people in a social or cultural group tend to evaluate members of their own group more positively and people outside of that group more negatively.
But when the survey respondent was told that person supported a different political candidate from them, men and women of both parties reported the people in the photographs as being less attractive.“I would date a moderate conservative; I don’t know about a staunch conservative,” said Josh Brody, 41, an oncologist and assistant professor at Mount Sinai Hospital who is a Democrat, adding, “I think it’s important to look at the whole person.” There also emerged a “James Carville/Mary Matalin” pattern: singles who cited some degree of political difference between partners as making romantic relationships more exciting.
These tended to be highly politically engaged individuals.suggests that finding out that someone is of a different political party can influence perceptions of how that person looks."People are likely to see people from the other political party as less attractive, and we found that for both men and women," said Stephen Nicholson, the study's lead author.