People who feel wealthy are more likely to think their political views are objectively true: study

People of higher status are more likely to think that those who disagree with them are stupid or biased — even when their high status is the result of a random process. That’s the main finding from new research published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.The findings could help explain why wealthier individuals tend to be more politically engaged than the less wealthy.“We were initially interested in this topic because we wanted to try to make sense of two observations we had: (1) economic inequality has been rising to historically high levels, and (2) political discourse is becomi...


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