Thursday, 2 June 2016

Perils of perception

This is the title of a regular series of papers from the Ipsos Mori Social Research Institute. It seems that on a whole range of subjects we are inclined (seemingly "hard-wired") to believe the worst of any situation.

One example quoted on Radio 4's "All in the Mind" this week was on immigration. We in Britain think 25% of the population are immigrants – nearly twice the actual figure of 13%. This misperception clearly colours political debate. There are more listed on the Ipsos Mori website.

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