Featured Research: Political Polarization

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Political Extremists Are Less Susceptible to Common Cognitive Bias

People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates… More

  • Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal... More

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    Public Trust Has Dwindled With Rise in Income Inequality

    Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal... More

  • While people tend to share political information with those who have similar ideological preferences, research indicates that Twitter is more than just an “echo chamber.”... More

    Political Polarization on Twitter Depends on the Issue

    While people tend to share political information with those who have similar ideological preferences, research indicates that Twitter is more than just an “echo chamber.”... More

  • Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others’, but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues... More

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    On the Political Fringes, Feelings of Superiority Abound

    Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others’, but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues... More

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