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What percent of statistics are not real?

Asked by hairypalm (889points) March 22nd, 2008 from iPhone


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boffin's avatar

68% of “Statistics” are made up on the spot….

Poser's avatar


88% of people know that.

theloveprophet's avatar

Haha. I like how the pronoun always used in the statistic is “they.” “They say…” etc.
WHO ARE THEY?????!?!

boffin's avatar

“They” are the same people who were surveyed or polled….
Have you ever met a person that was surveyed or polled?

squirbel's avatar

I’ve never met anyone who was polled, nor do I know anyone silly enough to click on ads. I seriously don’t see how ads are such a profitable business; as far as I can see it is only because statistics say it is.

simone54's avatar

That’s a Steven Wright joke.

glial's avatar

70% of the time, it works everytime…

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