Misperceptions are much harder to correct in people who know less than they think they do about politics.
The rise of political misinformation has become an important topic, as it can influence electoral outcomes. But correcting misinformation is complicated and often difficult. In new research, Ian G. Anson examines the link between people’s confidence and their own political beliefs and the ability to correct them. He finds that the more overconfident someone is about what they believe, […]