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Question: What does the "37" stand for in Peter Gabriel's song, "We do what we're told-Milgram's 37"?

Answer: The "37" refers to the percentage of subjects (rounded off from 37.5 %) who were disobedient--that is, stopped short of the maximum 450-volt shock--in the Voice-Feedback condition (Experiment 2). The results for this condition are usually reported in terms of the percentage of subjects who were obedient (62.5 %), but Gabriel decided to highlight the defiant subjects instead.

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