Motivated Reasoning by Topic

This graph measures motivated reasoning by topic. Bayesians' assessments P(True) would not be affected by "Pro-Motive" news.

This graph shows that politically-motivated reasoning occurs on beliefs about climate change, racial discrimination, income mobility, refugees and crime, murder rates under Obama, gender-based math ability, gun laws, and performance of other subjects. It also shows evidence that subjects motivatedly reasoning about their performance relative to others.

Error bars indicate 95% confidence intervals.