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Ignorance is Bliss

Psychology research shows that the less people know about important complex issues such as the economy (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to this show), energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed. And the more urgent the issue, the more people want to remain unaware.

Through a series of five studies conducted in 2010 and 2011 with 511 adults in the United States and Canada, the researchers found "a chain reaction from ignorance about a subject to dependence on and trust in the government to deal with the issue." Psychologist Steven Shepherd says, "These studies were designed to help understand the so-called 'ignorance is bliss' approach to social issues. The findings can assist educators in addressing significant barriers to getting people involved and engaged in social issues."

When it comes to knowing what's REALLY going on, what path are YOU going to take? Ignorance is everywhere these days (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), but NOT on unknowncountry.com. We always try to tell you the truth and--unlike most websites--we correct ourselves if we're wrong. Isn't this the kind of website you want to still be here tomorrow? There's only ONE way to make SURE this happens: Subscribe today!



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