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Politics, Odors and Soap

28th March 2012

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Conservatives may not like liberals, but they seem to understand them. In contrast, many liberals find conservative voters not just wrong but also bewildering.

One academic study asked 2,000 Americans to fill out questionnaires about moral questions. In some cases, they were asked to fill them out as they thought a “typical liberal” or a “typical conservative” would respond.

Moderates and conservatives were adept at guessing how liberals would answer questions. Liberals, especially those who described themselves as “very liberal,” were least able to put themselves in the minds of their adversaries and guess how conservatives would answer.

2 Responses to “Politics, Odors and Soap”

  1. RealRick Says:

    Bad link, Tim.

    As for the study, all it really shows is what we already know: Liberals don’t understand how the real world works.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Fixed now. Sorry.