View Full Version : Trick transforms Republicans into Democrats (and vice versa)

04-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Not too surprising I guess...


The person conducting the experiment secretly filled in an identical survey with the reverse of the voter's answers, and used sleight-of-hand to exchange the answer sheets, placing the voter in the opposite political camp (see video above). The researcher invited the voter to give reasons for their manipulated opinions, then summarized their score to give a probable political affiliation and asked again who they intended to vote for.

No more than 22% of the manipulated answers were detected, and 92% of the study participants accepted the manipulated summary score as their own. This did not surprise Hall, who has previously demonstrated similar reversal effects, known as choice blindness, in people’s aesthetic preferences and moral attitudes.

04-11-2013, 09:07 PM

04-11-2013, 09:55 PM
So 88% think they chose a different answer from the one they gave a minute ago and then defend it?