In case you were wondering how your friends reflect upon you, a new study from Wellesley College looked at the relationship between how diverse your friend group is and how much value you place on diversity.
If your posse includes people from all walks of life — in terms of race, religion, and class — then congratulations: You care about diversity more than anyone in the world.
But even if you do have quite the assortment of friends, this is probably not the case — mostly because it's virtually impossible.
Lead author Angela Bahns knew that starting a dialogue between people of varying backgrounds and beliefs can reduce prejudice, but, she asked, can positive beliefs about diversity increase the likelihood that people seek out diverse friends?
And according to her findings, published in the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, the answer is yes.
This was the researchers' process, according to the press release: