Did you know genetics partly influence whether people like spicy foods? The rest of the equation comes down to environmental factors, according to research

So, what characteristics are common among spicy food lovers? CivicScience has the answers: 

Ongoing polling shows that almost one-third of people love spicy food (31%), nearly two-fifths like it (36%), less than a fifth don’t like it (19%), and the remaining percentage don’t have a strong opinion (14%), excluding those who haven’t tried spicy foods. That said, here’s how you can spot spicy food fans:

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