Thursday, January 26, 2017
Loyalty to the truth versus loyalty to the team
Which picture has more people in it?
In a survey conducted on the Sunday and Monday after Pres. Trump's inauguration, 15% of Trump voters said the one on the left. Only 2% of Clinton voters, and only 3% of nonvoters, said the same.
I do not believe that Trump voters can't count, nor that they have bad eyesight.
Rather, they are deliberately giving a false answer – what psychologists euphemistically call expressive responding – to show their loyalty.
Sadly, it appears that they have greater loyalty to their team than to the truth.