Hearing From Both Sides: Differences Between Liberal and Conservative Attitudes Toward Scientific and Experiential Evidence

  title={Hearing From Both Sides: Differences Between Liberal and Conservative Attitudes Toward Scientific and Experiential Evidence},
  author={Randy Stein and Alexander B. Swan and Michelle Sarraf},
  journal={Political Psychology},
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