Research conducted for the organisation that represents renewable energy companies, RenewableUK, taken together government surveys, suggests that people underestimate public support for wind power, putting backing at around 40% on average. When these results are combined with those from the latest survey by the government, which shows support is at 74% for offshore wind and 68% for onshore wind farms, the conclusion must be that people are under a misapprehension about what everyone else is thinking. The same is probably true for land value taxation. In this case there is the added difficulty that many of its advocates do not properly understand it either. One of the warning signas is when they refer to land value tax as a tax on wealth. Thus they fail to put across the case as effectively as they otherwise could.
The same thing is probably true of a whole range of public policy issues. Link to article in Guardian.