My conclusion is this: I don't know many people, and the people I do know are not representative of society at large.
Implication: the perspective I have on things is very narrow. If I draw conclusions about where society is, or where society is going, based on the circle of my acquaintances, I will probably be wrong. I need to stop being baffled by the fact that there are lots of people out there who think very differently from me and my 'set'.
Application: I need to try to understand people who are coming from very different positions from mine. I can't just write them off because they don't match the type of people with whom I regularly rub shoulders.
Obviously the application goes beyond politics. How can I present the gospel to people I don't know or understand?
Work to do.