The Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything (Hardback)Bobby Duffy (author)
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'Mandatory reading' - Steven Pinker
Do you eat too much sugar? What proportion of your country are immigrants? What does it cost to raise a child? How much tax do the rich pay? Are we more ignorant than we used to be?
Take a minute to answer these questions. No matter how educated you are, this book suggests you are likely to be very wrong indeed. Informed by exclusive research across 40 countries, conducted by global polling firm Ipsos, The Perils of Perception investigates why we don't know basic facts about the world around us.
Using the latest research into the media and decision science, Bobby Duffy asks how we can address our ignorance and why the populations of some countries seem better informed than others. Essential reading in the so-called 'post-truth' era, this book will transform the way you engage with the world.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 206 x 138 x 24 mm
'A superb and timely analysis of a genuine and growing threat to democratic debate.' - Alastair Campbell
'Mandatory reading. This mind-altering book show how most of us are badly deluded about the state of the world.' - Steven Pinker
'Simply indispensable. Marrying fascinating data with superb analysis, this is a unique book.' - Matthew d'Ancona author of Post-Truth
'Fantastic: there are eye-opening and shocking statistics on every page. Perils of Perception may force you to reconsider your most deeply held views.' - Jamie Bartlett - author of The People Vs Tech
'Illuminating and important. Duffy has spent a decade finding the gaps between our perceptions and reality. The result is this fascinating study.' - Dan Gardner - co-author of Superforecasting
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What a fascinating book, written by Bobby Duffy, Managing Director of the Ipsos MORI, Social Research Institute.
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