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Slate Star Codex Survey Mini-Series: Less support for psychiatric commitment among the committed?

This mini-series refers to the results of the preregistered investigations of the Slate Star Codex 2019 reader survey.

Scott Alexander of SSC conducted a similar survey of 8K readers in 2018, and the results were parceled out into Least Publishable Units (LPU) over the course of several blog posts. He's surveying his readership again, and we've selected for inclusion on Metaculus several of his proposed investigations.

We are using Scott's language, and resolutions will be determined by his own resolution of the questions. Also note that no claims are made as to the makeup or representativeness of the readers responding to SSC's survey, so bear that in mind as you make your predictions.

Question: Are people less likely to support psychiatric commitment if they have been committed themselves?

NB: When SSC publishes the relevant blog post, this question will retroactively close one hour prior to that post.


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