Learning Together Slowly: Bayesian Learning about Political Facts

  title={Learning Together Slowly: Bayesian Learning about Political Facts},
  author={Seth J. Hill},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1403 - 1418}
  • Seth J. Hill
  • Published 16 August 2017
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Politics
Although many studies suggest that voters learn about political facts with prejudice toward their preexisting beliefs, none have fully characterized all inputs to Bayes’ Rule, leaving uncertainty about the magnitude of bias. This paper evaluates political learning by first highlighting the importance of careful measures of each input and then presenting a statistical model and experiment that measure the magnitude of departure from Bayesian learning. Subjects learn as cautious Bayesians… 
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