Stephen: Study suggests we have two sets of beliefs
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on August 18, 2022
A new study suggests that many people have two sets of opinions. There’s what they say they believe and what they really think. This is called “self-silencing” in the study by the nonprofit think tank Populace. People tend to say what they think others will find acceptable and keep their real beliefs to themselves. For instance, 63% of women said they felt wearing a mask protected against COVID while only 44% actually thought so. And, 43% of people said they thought schools paid too much attention to the subject of racism, while only 33% really felt that way.