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Why This Site Exists

What Is Actually True?

It has become increasingly difficult to determine what is true these days. Trust in traditional media is at all time low and the spread of misinformation online has become a bigger and bigger issue in our society.

When you hear something from a friend or family member, on social media, or on TV, how do you know if it is true or not?

We believe the best way to answer this question is with first-hand data, from actual people around the world and in our local communities.

In a nutshell, that is why this site exists: so anyone can search for any topic of interest and see real data from real people about what they believe to be true. Even better, it's easy to see how these beliefs vary by age, gender, and geographic region, all the way down to the zip code level.

How It Works

When viewing any topic page, the most agreed upon statements show at the top of the page. This site is an immensely powerful tool because with a quick search of any topic of interest, you can instantly see what ideas are the most agreed/disagreed upon for that topic.

And the data you're seeing was provided directly by real people all around the world. Get a more localized perspective of the belief in any statement by filtering down by country, state, county, city, and zip code and each of these are also broken down by age and gender.

With a tool like this, there is now a point of reference that shows first-hand data, from actual people about what they believe to be true.

So when you're told that something is true, whether by a friend or by something you see on social media, there is now a point of reference to understand what percentage of people actually believe that to be true and how belief in that statement varies based on these simple demographic and geographic factors.

A Couple of Use Cases

This site should help dispel over generalized statements like, "the [left/right/jews/muslims/etc] just want ..." and other such polarizing statements that are so common these days.

This site intentionally does not ask users for, or break data down by political affiliation, race, ethnicity, etc. We believe filtering on more objective data points such as age, gender, and geographic region results in much more objective data that provides more valuable context and is more trustworthy.

Speaking of Trustworthy Data...

A site like this is only as valuable as the trustworthiness of the data that powers the site. This topic is immensely important to us. Please continue to the Can I Trust This Data? page to learn more about the efforts we take to ensure the data on this site is as reliable as possible.