Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared.
In light of these comments (more detailed report on them here), here is a poll:
This perhaps can be blamed partly on the prevalence of dubious chain emails with claims about political figures that are just too good to be true. But the real blame falls mainly on Americans all-too-willing to remain ignorant of facts.
Here’s a poll regarding Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. Keep in mind, this is not asking if you agree with the law or not. It’s asking if you believe the law violates the U.S. Constitution.