For liberals and conservatives, 'belief superiority' is bipartisan: People with extreme views feel most superior about their beliefs
As the budget crisis drags on, at least conservatives and liberals have something in common: Both believe their views on certain issues are not only correct but all other views are inferior. A new study examined whether one end of the American political spectrum believes more strongly than the other in the superiority of its principles and positions. It found both sides have elements of "belief superiority," depending on the issue.
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