Similarities between the illusion of above-averageness and the attitude to WIR
|The illusion of above-average||Swiss democracy|
|Most people say that their abilities are above average.||Most people say that they themselves would make wise decisions in referendums.|
|Most people say that their friends’ skills are above average.||Most people say that their friends and small groups would make good decisions in referendums.|
|80% of the people surveyed say that people they do not know do poorly with tasks such as driving a car, managing money, etc.||About 80% of people say that Swiss democracy will not work in Poland because most Poles are stupid.
People in other countries – e.g. in Greece – are of the same opinion.
|The illusion of above-averageness is strongest in the most helpless people.||The most helpless people are the most reluctant to Swiss democracy.|