A shocking share of the public thinks randomized trials are immoral (Vox)
Randomization is a key tool to learn about the world, but it makes people uneasy

In all of those cases except the last one, people felt the same way. Option 1? Fine. Option 2? Fine. Random assignment between Option 1 and Option 2, for the sake of learning which works better? Not fine.

I’d be fascinated to find out the why around this. Is it because people think it’s “unfair” somehow? I’m kind of at a loss trying to understand.

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