N=166 which is way too low. Confirmation Bias, etc.
Back a million years ago, people started to emphasize with one another. The reason given? Books
Getting into the minds of someone you never met, real or imagined, makes you more likely, in aggregate, to not treat those people as an "other." RPG's with good stories are the new books, so studies like this are not a shock to me. Still, I'd love to see a study like this with 10K participants or a meta study of all these little one-offs.