A study that asked citizens of wealthy nations to respond to a multiple-choice survey regarding world issues found that most hold a speciously gloomy worldview. Yet the world’s inhabitants are better off than most people realize. Data analysts Hans and Ola Rosling are striving to combat misinformation with accurate data about world issues. getAbstract prescribes a dose of the Roslings’ ignorance cure: Watch their enlightening lecture.
In this summary, you will learn
- How most citizens of rich nations perceive global issues,
- Why so many prevalent misconceptions color people’s worldviews, and
- How to use heuristics to counter ignorance about global issues.