I just thought it was cold out

Apparently that means I’m politically conservative. Go figure.

Politics influences beliefs about weather and comfort and air conditioning. – Slate Magazine.

Yes it would, the study found. So much so, in fact, that the people surveyed all but ignored their actual experience. No matter what the weather records showed for a given neighborhood (despite the global trend, it had gotten colder in some places and warmer in others), conservatives and liberals fell into the same two camps. The former said that temperatures were decreasing or had stayed the same, and the latter claimed they were going up. “Actual temperature deviations proved to be a relatively weak predictor of perceptions,” wrote the authors. (Hat tip to Ars Technica for finding the study.)

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  1. #1 by alphawriter on August 4, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Just goes to show when you don’t think for your self, you’ll think anything anyone you believe tells you.

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