Polarised

Do you understand public opinion as well as you think you do?

Episode Summary

With director of the Pew Research Center, Michael Dimock; and director of the KCL Policy Institute, Bobby Duffy.

Episode Notes

Matthew Taylor and Ian Leslie dissect new (and sometimes controversial) research on the divide between 'anarchists' and 'centrists'; the voters who live for drama; and the real reasons people share misleading news stories online.

Plus, the similarities and differences between US and UK public opinion, as Matthew meets two of the top researchers from either side of the pond: director of the Pew Research Center, Michael Dimock; and director of the Policy Institute at King's College London, Bobby Duffy.

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Produced by James Shield.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Brought to you by the RSA.