When you become aware of a statistic do you question it, or just accept it as fact?
Does it matter who is telling you the statistic? If it is the politician you identify with do you believe it more? If it is Dr. Oz do you assume it must be correct and will help your health?
I question statistics constantly. Like the stat that oatmeal will lower your cholesterol. I think if you are replacing bacon and eggs with oatmeal it probably will. I doubt if you replace Wheatina with Oatmeal it makes a difference. I don’t know the actual guidelines that study used, I’m just demonstrating how I do not accept the statistic as presented.