Indeed, on issue after issue politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties wildly overestimate the electorate’s conservatism.
We want a political revolution. First we must defeat fascism.
Jonathan M Smucker
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Research shows that we are often wrong when we make assumptions about the views of our peers. This pluralistic ignorance encourages us to self-silence when we could be speaking up to break this false consensus on conservativsm and bigotry. I wrote about this specifically relating to climate action, here: https://medium.com/p/dont-be-afraid-to-talk-about-climate-change-3a329753e845

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