I'm getting rather different vibes from these two polls…
A POLITICO/Morning Consult survey found "70 percent of Republicans now say they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair".
But a Reuters poll found "nearly 80% of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner". Only "3% said Trump won".
@peter There's a supposed phenomenon where people give socially desirable answers when polled over the phone. It might even explain why the American elections were very close, instead of a straightforward win for Biden as the polls predicted.
People might genuinely FEEL Trump should've won, but realize the social consequences of expressing that out loud.
Everyone has something to hide. The shy Tory (UK Conservative) /Republican voter demonstrates this. Secrets aren't always crimes but they can contain reputational damage. Which can make those secrets leverage. Thinking about this more I think that you can use this as an argument for privacy and encryption of data. People fear the consequences of judgement of people in their community. They don't want to feel uncomfortable and judged.
In the book Dataclysm, he writes about how people are most honest with their search engine, vs. polling or even friends. The majority of people would not admit to being racist if asked, but then he shows how google searches for racist jokes had huge spikes timed with the Obama election... so it would be interesting to know what insights Big Search has into all this...
and I'm sure they're maximizing their profits with it, whoever they're selling it to...
When talking to people who "have nothing to hide", I try to get politics and identity out of the way. I talk about singing in the shower. Or watching terrible reality tv. A manuscript for a novel that will never be published.
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