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What Does God Look Like? Look in the Mirror

Political affiliation played a big role in which faces were judged most “accurate.” Conservatives tended to envisage God as more masculine, powerful, and white, whereas liberals pictured a more loving God with darker skin. People are also egocentric in their depictions: Volunteers who were older, more attractive, and black saw God as older, more attractive, and more black, respectively. And a male God still seems to dominate the popular consciousness.

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