I moved the challenge connector to a place that seemed more appropriate. It seemed to be a mistake.
I Modified The Topic and The studies are presented as all the citations you will find on the right in full topic mode
This is evidently true even of credentialed experts. Medicine provides an example where propaganda wins the crowd.
The great majority of people assume without foundation that when a majority confronts a minority, the majority is much more likely right
The Majority Do Not Think It Through, But Trust the Majority. Circular. Conflicting Forces Influence Crowds More than Rationality.
The Majority is Often Wrong, Even When They Are Credentialed and Widely Admired
The minority often hold their belief because rationality demands it. Other reasons are less likely because opposing the majority is costly.
Gustav LeBon The Crowd (1895)
Even so we would be much better off but for crowd confusion on controversial topics. Progress we all agree on is being held back.
Probably, but that doesn't refute the statement.
Possibly Explainable By Skidding As It Makes the Turn
NASA's NEOWISE project appears to be fraudulent