“One reason this is a telling experiment is that it's very hard to argue that playing BeanFest has anything directly to do with politics. It's difficult to imagine, for example, that results like these are confounded or contaminated by subtle cues or extraneous factors that push liberals and conservatives to play the game differently. In the experiment, they simply sit down in front of a game—an incredibly simple game – and play. So the ensuing differences in strategy very likely reflect differences in who's playing.”
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