Truth Decay

An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

Source: RAND Corporation

Why is America facing such unusual challenges? Rand found 4 major factors:

1. Increasing disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations of facts and data;
2. Blurring of the line between opinion and fact;
3. Increase in the relative volume, and resulting influence, of opinion and personal experience over fact;
4. Declining trust in formerly respected sources of factual information.

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