3 reasons why people fall for politicians' lies about statistics

dc.contributor.author Shelley, Mack
dc.contributor.author Shelley, Mack
dc.contributor.department Political Science
dc.date 2021-12-02T20:08:28.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-03T20:49:24Z
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dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
dc.date.issued 2019-02-28
dc.description.abstract <p>Why do people make such poor decisions about politics? Why are they so often distracted by lies, irrelevant alternatives and specious arguments?</p> <p>Politicians use and abuse statistics and fabricate when it suits their purposes. Contemporary examples of either deliberate or inadvertent misuse of data are easy to find on all sides of the political divide, from the Trump administration's claim that U.S. border officials detained nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists last year at the Mexican border to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's December tweet asserting that 66 percent of Medicare for All could have been funded already with the money spent on the Pentagon's accounting errors.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Shelley, M.C., 3 Reasons Why People Fall for Politicians' Lies about Statistics. <em>The Conversation</em>. Feb 2019,</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines American Politics
dc.subject.disciplines Political Science
dc.subject.disciplines Political Theory
dc.subject.disciplines Politics and Social Change
dc.subject.disciplines Statistical Models
dc.subject.disciplines Statistics and Probability
dc.subject.keywords Psychology
dc.subject.keywords media
dc.subject.keywords politics
dc.subject.keywords neuroscience
dc.subject.keywords statistics
dc.subject.keywords Donald Trump
dc.subject.keywords lies
dc.subject.keywords quick reads
dc.subject.keywords Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
dc.title 3 reasons why people fall for politicians' lies about statistics
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