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The Backfire Effect: Why Facts Don't Always Change Minds

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The Backfire Effect: Why Facts Don't Always Change Minds
In a perfectly rational world, people who encounter evidence which challenges their beliefs would first evaluate this evidence, and then adjust their beliefs accordingly. However, in reality this is seldom the case. Instead, when people encounter evidence that should cause them to doubt their beliefs, they often reject this evidence, and strengthen their support for their original stance.

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