“Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning.”
Turns out that it is also my go-to bias. Apparently, I am not alone. Whether it is regarding politics, sports, religion, etc., most people tend to gravitate toward the channels of information that affirm what they already believe. Confirmations of this bias are:
People shopping doctors to get the diagnosis they want.
Leaders surrounding themselves with “yes” men or women.