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Americans exaggerate the extremism of the other side

Americans exaggerate the extremism of the other side

19 November 2019

CNN

Daniel Yudkin is associate director of research at the nonpartisan organization More in Common and a postdoctoral fellow at the Behavioral Science Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN.

Americans exaggerate the extremism of the other side

You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party

You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party

26 July 2019

The Washington Post

What we think we know about the other side is usually wrong. More in Common’s study found that average Democrats and Republicans radically overestimate the percentage of the other side that holds “extreme views.”
The Perception Gap: How False Impressions are Pulling Americans Apart

The political perception gap

The political perception gap

24 June 2019

The Financial Times

“If you want the least biased viewpoint, talk to an uneducated Democrat.” More in Common’s study confirms Rania Foroohar’s assertion that experts are the least likely to give up their own closely held ideas, even when they are proven wrong.
The Perception Gap: How False Impressions are Pulling Americans Apart

Survey: Greeks Value Compassion and Solidarity More Positive Toward Refugees than Other EU Citizens

Survey: Greeks Value Compassion and Solidarity More Positive Toward Refugees than Other EU Citizens

11 May 2019

The National Herald

More in Common’s findings show that while Greeks have a stronger sense of national identity and pride in their country than other European countries, this has not translated into anti-migrant feelings. Instead, compassion and solidarity form a part of their identity. 
Attitudes towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Greece

The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate

The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate

09 April 2019

A front page report in The New York Times

Using data drawn from our Hidden Tribes study, The New York Times looked further into the fact that moderate Democrats outnumber the vocally active Democrats on social media by and large. The Democratic Party may have moved to the left in recent years, but it would be wrong to believe their entire voter base has moved along with them.
Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape