the people are willfully ignorant because they have access to the same info we do but refuse to find out for themselves what we know is true. But we had this argument before. :-P :-( :-x
Doesn't seem like we are really arguing, but let's agree to disagree or agree that the people are willfully ignorant.
But, you must take other factors into consideration as well that attribute to their ignorance.
Factors that that may not be of their own choosing.