why I’m skeptical of moderates

People like to claim that “moderate” means “open-minded.”  In my experience, it just as often means “uninformed about politics” or “ignorant about the differences between the parties.”

As it turns out, the data collected by the online survey site yourmorals.org agrees:

Political Attention by Political Identification(graph from an article at polipsych.com)


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