Very interesting piece.
I am always skeptical about 'facts', especially the ones I believe. Generally 'people' think "I think it. So it must be true". That rationale was not mentioned in the review.
I tend to distrust the facts that others 'tell' me and whenever a thought pops into my mind I ask myself 'Where did THAT come from and is it TRUE". I then harass it until it gives up.
Thoughts enter our minds. Facts generally enter via someone else. I would guess that a solid 90% of what I 'know', as 'facts' came via some other people. The stuff that is original to me, from my own experience, is really quite a small proportion. We are inundated by 'facts'. Many are simply 'opinion' and poorly formed opinion (POV) at that.
In the 'article there is much reference to 'studies' and 'surveys' and questions asked of 'people'. In the first instance it talks primarily about American people. What it does NOT say is that most 'people' subjected to these 'surveys' are first year university students. That is, fairly ignorant 17 year olds.