“Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.” – Evan Esar
This is my second favorite statistics quote. Seriously, statistics can be manipulated in so many different ways that it should be common knowledge that any one interested in the results should also be looking at the data and premises of those who compiled that data and what their motive it. Where the data comes from should also be taken into account. Be mindful of what you are reading and looking at … do a little work to make sure that those posting the stats are telling the truth.
Yes, I did plan this to be published after that U.S. Presidential elections.