Quite often, you'll hear one side of the political aisle (liberal v. conservative) making the claim that the other side just doesn't think as clearly, or are more subject to bias, or are less able to understand complex argument, and so on (at least, that happens in the U.S. among political groups). The idea is silly on its face, in my view, but nevertheless it has adherents. This article refers to a study that found, not surprisingly (to me), no difference in intuitive/deliberative thinking among ideologies. They did see polarization based on cultural identity, and that more deliberative thinkers were even more polarized by cultural identity. I thought it would be interesting to share, since I believe people are vastly more alike than different and that the capacity for thought and analysis is about the same across political spectra. The article is here: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/public-divide-on-climate-change-right-wing-nature-or-human-nature/ The actual published paper is here: http://journal.sjdm.org/13/13313/jdm13313.html Of course, the issue isn't settled and I'm sure people will continue to argue about this, but on an anecdotal level, anyone who has had significant interaction with people across political ideologies and cultural backgrounds will likely feel that the results here are about right.