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IEET Audience Divided on Left-Right Political Cognitive Biases
Mar 15, 2015  

Inspired by the debate over the effects of partisan tribalism on cognition we asked “Are liberals and people on the Left as cognitively biased as conservatives and people on the Right?” A plurality (42%) of the 150 respondents answered that “Leftists and liberals have some biases, but less than conservatives and the Right.”

However, a third (34%) believe political bias is symmetrical on left and right, and 8% believed the Left and liberals are more biased. So equal numbers believed that liberals and the Left are and aren’t less biased. One in six (16%) believe that cognitive bias is impossible to measure.

Political bias

Our new poll is about how, or whether, technoprogressives should intervene in electoral politics.

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