Research has found Republican-identifying people who believe their local government has positive intentions are vulnerable to believing politically fueled COVID-19 misinformation

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So… people who trust politicians trust politicians?

Denamic

I mean the headline is pretty obvious no? “People who trust the government believe the government when the government lies to them”

Mejai91

Anyone who believes their government has positive intentions are vulnerable to believing misinformation, regardless of their political party

rjc2012

Studies also show that christians are more likely to read the bible and believe what they read.

jackjackandmore

“Whereas conservative rhetoric connected to Republican politicians is associated with more misinformation, democratic rhetoric is more consistent with guidelines from public health officials.” So Republicans don’t believe the government and Democrats do. This article assumes the politicians are honest and misinformation comes from outside the United States government but not from within it. That’s pretty optimistic. Have you met the United States Government?

nightasha