7:16 a.m. July 10, 2013

A scribble

British public wrong about nearly everything, says the Independent, missing the bit in their own story where the ED of the Royal Statistical Society says:

the media has to try and genuinely illuminate issues, rather than use statistics to sensationalise

I'd like to see more crosstabs even in the published topline report, available here, but some of the misconceptions, while expected, are troubling. (I'm assuming that the proportion voting question is of voting age population; note that the 65% 2010 turnout in the UK compares to 57.1% 2008 and estimated 57.5% 2012 for US presidential elections.)

Back channel chatter

  1. Rights or wrongs of that story, the headline reads like something from The Daily Mash