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Aristotle
11-23-2014, 09:06 AM
"I told you so"

(but, I told you so!)

Canadians might think they know a lot about other Canadians, and about Canada itself.

But Canadians are profoundly confused, at least according to the results of a recent Ipsos Reid global survey, The Perils of Perception.

The survey asked Canadians to answer a number of questions about Canada, and then compared their answers to the facts. And the facts, as revealed below, show that the Canada Canadians think they know, is a Canada that doesn’t exist. “Canadians are flying blind in a cloud of misperception,” said John Wright, a senior spokesperson for Ipsos.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/21/cloud-of-misperception-canadians-dont-know-their-country-as-well-as-they-think-online-survey-finds/

Anapeg
11-23-2014, 11:09 AM
You have to admit the obscurity of the questions regardless. Ask questions that are taught not percentage of populace questions. Why would anyone, in every day living, seek out the information requested? These rely on perceptions and not facts. By the by, I did the test and did a bit above average but that means nothing whatsoever. The only people who could/should do well are those dealing in matters dealing with populace on a daily basis.

BFLPE
11-23-2014, 11:46 AM
These rely on perceptions and not facts.I think that's the kind of the point.

It's no surprise though. People make all kinds of silly assumptions based on sound bites and headlines without wondering or thinking.

Just read through a few threads on soonet and you realize how easily people create their own reality.