The Perils of Perception: Why we’re wrong about nearly everything

Perils of Perception Book
Ipsos MORI began a series of studies on how people misperceive social realities back in 2012. After around one hundred thousand interviews in up to 40 countries, Bobby Duffy has written a book on how wrong we are, why and what we can do about it.
This unique study of misperceptions covers everything from our guesses at obesity levels, immigrant numbers, trends in crime and terrorism, how much we need in a pension pot, the sex lives of young people - and our misperceptions around Brexit, Trump and Facebook.
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‘Mandatory reading. This mind-altering book shows how most of us are badly deluded about the state of the world’
Steven Pinker - Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment Now  
‘A superb and timely analysis of a genuine and growing threat to democratic debate.’  
Alastair Campbell – author and former Downing Street Press Secretary  
‘A masterful overview of how our perceptions are repeatedly off the mark. Consequential and timely.’
David Halpern – Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team
  ‘Simply indispensable. Marrying fascinating data with superb analysis.’
  Matthew d'Ancona – author of Post-Truth and Editor-in-Chief, Drugstore Culture
  ‘A tour-de-force. Required reading for all engaged citizens of the world.’
  Dame Louise Casey – former senior British government official and former Deputy Director of Shelter