24 March 2007

Four out of five journalists can't be trusted with statistics

From an article on a Maori TV documentary on New Zealanders' attitudes to sex:

'About 68 per cent of men want to have group sex in contrast to 36 per cent of women. However, the reality was quite different. Just one in three men have had group sex compared with one in five women'

Quite different? Well, I guess if you forget that one in three is more than one in five.

- NZ Herald, 17 March 2007

[Courtesy of Louwrens]

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