Can you admit it when you're wrong? Do you believe new facts will help you change your opinion?
Turns out, probably not.
A growing body of research has found that we're even more stubborn and steadfast than we realize, and this can have troubling implications for a democracy based on an educated society.
"This isn't just about being educated or knowledgeable," said Brendan Nyhan, a political scientist who studies political misperceptions. "Those are often the people that are more resistant...Full Story