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Having the right facts doesn't always mean having the right answer: survey : Facts aren't fail proof in politics: survey

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - A survey probing how facts form beliefs suggests that even when given accurate information, many people will still answer questions incorrectly.

The Digital Democracy Project told poll participants that Canada is not on track to meet its climate-change commitments, which is true. But even when armed with that fact, barely half of those surveyed correctly answered a question on the subject.

The project, led by the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy a...