I read an interesting article on FiveThirtyEight that gave me pause for thought. "Uninformed citizens don't have any information at all, while those who are misinformed have information that conflicts with the best evidence and expert opinion. In the U.S., the most misinformed citizens tend to be the most confident in their views and are also the strongest partisans. These folks fill the gaps in their knowledge base by using their existing belief systems. Once these inferences are stored into memory, they become ""indistinguishable from hard data.""
It seems to me the misinformed mistakenly believe speaking louder makes their argument more credible.
Does this mean there are times when "ignorance is bliss?"