Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Still More Fun With Numbers

In today's USA TODAY, there's this story reporting results of a poll that finds that 50% of Americans feel their federal income taxes are about right and that 47% feel they are too high. The margin of error in the poll is five percent, meaning the results are a statistical dead heat.

Pretty close, right? Well guess the headline of the story. "Half of Americans don't see federal income tax as too high." Sure, technically that's true, but it doesn't reflect the even division of the results, the balance of views.

Nope, no bias there.

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