This brings my mind back to the EU Referendum, when some politicians seemed to delight in dismissing the opinions of "experts". And some journalists might be accused of the same. Anyway, I doubt anyone would be surprised, though the article quoted is just a summary.Across six studies and several political topics, people who were high in belief superiority thought that they knew a great deal about these topics. However, when comparing this perceived knowledge to how much people actually knew, they found that belief-superior people were consistently overestimating their own knowledge.
"Whereas more humble participants sometimes even underestimated their knowledge, the belief superior tended to think they knew a lot more than they actually did," said Michael Hall, a psychology graduate student and the study's lead author.
And I was thinking, is this a sort of variation of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E ... ger_effect
Anyway, here is the link from ScienceDaily.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 130756.htm