• The Perils of Perception

  • By: Bobby Duffy
  • Narrated by: Mark Topping
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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By: Bobby Duffy
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Publisher's Summary

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 audiobook 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 listening in the so-called 'post-truth' era, this audiobook will transform the way you engage with the world.

©2018 Bobby Duffy (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Mandatory reading.” (Steven Pinker)

"A superb and timely analysis of a genuine and growing threat to democratic debate." (Alastair Campbell)

"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)

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  • Margaret Bent
  • 11-04-21

A well thought out and explained concept of percep

I've previously done some study on inherent biases. This book covers a lot of this from the slant of perception and gives great examples and explanations of just how wrong we can be as a species.
It doesn't go to try and change us so don't expect a self help book, but with the clarity it gives, it could lead us to a better thought out decision.