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People Unsure of Beliefs Are More Close-Minded

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People who are less confident in their beliefs are more reluctant than others to seek out opposing perspectives, researchers said today.The findings, which are based on a review of more than 90 studies, shed light on the debate over whether people intentionally steer clear of views conflicting with their own, or whether they are just exposed more often to ideas that conform to their own.The former seems to be the case. Another recent study revealed that college students gravitated toward news that fit their views.

That's counter intuitive. 

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