(in 2019 and 2021 the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary college conducted studies aimed to gauge just how effective is The Perspective in “opening minds” – The 2021 study is still being written. We will share finding here as they become public)
Research conducted by Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary college in May 2019, led by Dr. Gali Einav, and Ofir Allen MA, probed into the effectiveness of The Perspective’s content. The research team found that 58.46% of readers opened their minds to different points of view after reading our signature big debates (the readers moved to the center of a “views scale”). This prompted research on a larger scale in March 2021 (that is still being written) but already shows that our big debates have an especially significant effect on people who are defined as extreme.
The study was submitted in October 2021 under the name ” Bursting Filter Bubbles in a Digital Age:
Opening Minds and Reducing Opinion Polarization through Digital Platforms” By Dr. Gali Einav
When the study will become available we will publish the link here