Watching the nation go crazy over the election, jumping on one side of the coin or the other and mindlessly defending their team with total disregard for other perspectives, genuine facts or valid ideas, one has to wonder if the typical American is even capable of thinking for themselves. A recent national poll sheds insight into this question.
A new Reuters’ poll looking at what they call the ‘Trump Effect’ finds that the American people tend to base their opinions on important issues on previously held partisan affiliations and opinions, showing that many do not engage in critical or logical thought when considering such issues.
“A Reuters/Ipsos poll asked people to consider a series of statements President Donald Trump made on taxes, crime, the news media and a host of other issues. In many instances, the data suggests that people will orient their opinions according to what they think of him.” [Source] Continue reading