I can't trust government data because it is manipulated to favor their agenda.
I can't trust corporate data because it is warped in a way to maximize profit.
I can't trust data higher education because they are in cohorts with the top two and if they have something too far off the norm they won't get their phd.
Scientists tend to form cliche and will discredit anyone who tries to break their world view. By rejecting a hypothesis without even studying its aspects.
I can't trust my own data because it is nearly impossible to get a good sample size,bypass my own ego, and preconceptions.
Now we need to do the best that we can. When we are facing conflicting info we need to try to figure what makes the most sense and fits the most simplistic model. Will it always be correct? No but it is the best we can do.