The number of unmarried couples also increased in the US by 5.5 million from 3.2 million in 1990’s which is not reflected in the Census data (Schmitt, May 15, 2001).
The need for determination of the source of facts and position on the issue is important to avoid taking facts at face value. Understanding where the source comes evaluation of the information is possible (3).
The article begins by stating the inability of understanding when a fact is a fact owing to the contaminations including questions asked, values, and the position on the issue. The author uses examples of family demography on familyfacts.org in different studies and demonstrates how the website takes a certain position and favours a particular trend. The other example is Heritage Foundation on marriage showing how facts are distorted by the source and a given point of view with the conclusion on the need for evaluation of the information and understanding the source before use.
I agree with the article that facts, as depicted by sources, may not be facts because of the presence of the low possibility of taking a neutral point of view on an issue especially when the source has interests in the issue. An advocate for a criminal will present information as facts benefiting the acquittal of the criminal with the facts not necessarily facts because they have an interest in the issue and have a certain trend, value, and intention with the relaying of the