I stumbled over this interesting article in the Guardian.Guardian Article
Essentially researchers asked over 25,000 people in 40 countries to give them an answer to questions like “What percentage of your countries population are Muslim?”
The disparity between reality and perception is incredible.
Here’s one of the charts from the Perils of Perception 2016 research –
Actually pleased, and a bit surprised actually if I’m honest, to see GB came 39th out of 40 as being the nearly most accurate terms of the estimates people gave.
One of the real saddest things is this graph – we all think we are much more miserable than we are – or we think others are more miserable than they really are.