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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    I love how liberals find themselves to be empathic and compassionate when every action they take towards helping people also abuses people. Hell, sometimes we aren't even talking about a different group of people.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Um, no, the difference is very significant....and the error bands are right there for you to see.
    Maybe we're looking at two different graphs. The conservatives scored around 3.6 and the liberals scored around 3.8. That's about a 5% difference. BFD.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Maybe we're looking at two different graphs. The conservatives scored around 3.6 and the liberals scored around 3.8. That's about a 5% difference. BFD.
    Maybe you need to review the graph.....and understand what "significant" means....after you recheck you math.

    But then anyone who claims "only 1% of voters are "sensible"" is, IMHO, operating with a very different analytic method, so it is to be expected.....I suppose.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Maybe you need to review the graph.....and understand what "significant" means....after you recheck you math.

    But then anyone who claims "only 1% of voters are "sensible"" is, IMHO, operating with a very different analytic method, so it is to be expected.....I suppose.
    I was the first person from my high school to get a perfect score at a math meet. I know how to read a simple graph. Did you even look at the numbers on the left? That's the vertical portion of the graph.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I was the first person from my high school to get a perfect score at a math meet. I know how to read a simple graph. Did you even look at the numbers on the left? That's the vertical portion of the graph.
    Depends how far beyond the graph the vertical scale goes - if 2.00 to 4.00 is the entire range, then the difference is significant.

    If the scale goes from 0.00 to 50.00, on the other hand, it means the difference is tiny.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I was the first person from my high school to get a perfect score at a math meet. I know how to read a simple graph. Did you even look at the numbers on the left? That's the vertical portion of the graph.
    Of course you do! That's why you could not tell whether the difference was outside of the margin of error......or that the very liberal mean was @ 3.95!

    Tell me, I bet you consider yourself part of your 1%, don't you?
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    It is not a matter of debate:

    The more interested in politics a conservative is, the lower his (or her) level of empathy. Liberals move in the opposite direction: the more interested in politics they are, the more empathetic. Empathy, in case you’re wondering, is measured by responses to 28 statements in the “Davis Interpersonal Reactivity Index,” including “I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me,” “I sometimes find it difficult to see things from the ‘other guy’s’ point of view,” and “Sometimes I don’t feel very sorry for other people when they are having problems.”



    http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.c...ype=blogs&_r=0
    I tried to find more details on the data behind that graph, but I was unable to - it appears to be posted on a blog that states it is based on data gathered by said blog, but nowhere do I see a link to said data.
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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    if 2.00 to 4.00 is the entire range, then the difference is significant
    Even then, it would only be a ~10% difference.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Of course you do! That's why you could not tell whether the difference was outside of the margin of error......or that the very liberal mean was @ 3.95!

    Tell me, I bet you consider yourself part of your 1%, don't you?
    Are you saying that the more a liberal is interested in politics, the more liberal they are? and the same for conservatives? How do you know it isn't the other way around? Maybe people become more moderate when they become more interested in politics.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do far right Conservatives/Libertarians lack empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Even then, it would only be a ~10% difference.
    Ok, MORE significant, then.

    Still, I tried following links to where that graph came from, and can find no scientific data anywhere. It is possible I missed it, but it appears that the author collected data from some poll on a website and used it to construct that graph. Unsure.

    The graph appears to originate in this article, which mentions this site as the source of said data.


    But nowhere do I see the data, just more articles on the same general topics of morals in politics and such.
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