Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio Lying to Ourselves Listen 5 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/244429/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend We rely on polls and surveys to tell us how people will behave in the future. Too bad they're completely unreliable.