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Less knowledge, more power: Uninformed can be vital to democracy, study finds

By | Posted - Dec. 19, 2011 at 10:49 a.m.

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Uninformed individuals -- as in those with no prior knowledge or strong feelings on a situation's outcome -- can actually be vital to achieving a democratic consensus, according to new research. These individuals tend to side with and embolden the numerical majority and dilute the influence of powerful minority factions who would otherwise dominate everyone else. Read More ...

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