Facts vs. Opinions… There is Definitely a Difference…

It is kind of crazy to me that we can’t agree on which is which, even though they are clearly defined. Pew Research offered a quiz for any to take as a way to gauge how well one can differentiate between the two. Try it out:



<blockquote class="embedly-card"><h4><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/news-statements-quiz/#">Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?</a></h4><p>Test your ability to classify 10 news statements as either factual or opinion.</p></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js" charset="UTF-8"></script>

Not only is it super fascinating that this is a thing, it is a reminder of just how important it is that we find common ground on something that seems so silly. It should be laughable, this whole “this is a fact” vs. “this is an opinion” discussion, but it isn’t. When we acknowledge the difference between the two, we are able to say things like “in my opinion” as opposed to “this is how it is” and maybe, just maybe, we can learn to “agree to disagree.”

What do you guys think? What was your score?

Until next time…

Peace out!


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