Because I always like to back up my opinions with facts, then yes, I believe they do.
However, people who choose to ignore the facts, deny the facts, rationalize, minimize or excuse the facts will not accept my opinion. And that's totally fine with me because in the end, you really can't CHANGE THE FACTS. All you can do is try to manipulate, ignore, rationalize, minimize, deny or excuse them.
The FACTS remain.