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

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:

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