Politicians – when you dodge the question, it makes you look dodgy | Research Digest


The results seem to suggest that observing a politician dodge a question influences our attitude about their trustworthiness.

But it’s also possible that our existing attitude affects whether we observe the dodge in the first place – perhaps we’re less likely to spot dodges made by people we trust.

This study design can’t answer this for certain, but Clementson conducted some further statistical analysis and based on this he thinks there’s some causality in both directions. If so, it’s all the more reason for us to pay attention to the facts of the matter, and not mere appearances: detect, or get dodged on.

Source: Politicians – when you dodge the question, it makes you look dodgy – Research Digest

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