Americans Misperceive Fellow Countrymen as More Conservative


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Aug 1, 2013 | Views: 74 | Score: 0
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Support Women's Right to Abortion3548
Support Same-Sex Marriage3053
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Aug 1, 2013 3:39 AM said:

These striking misperceptions in public opinion that most Americans have may be the result of a delayed-reaction to societal shifts. Until recently, majorities of Americans were both pro-choice and opposed to gay marriage. This could further be explained as an exaggerated perception of the opposition, which is typically more outspoken, and therefore more pronounced, than those in support or neutral.