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    Official Statistics Say, Don't Trust Official Statistics

    Only a third of people trust official statistics - according to official statistics.

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    According to the research, just 36% of people believed official statistics were accurate.

    And 84% said the Government twisted figures when talking about its policies.

    http://www.corrupt.org/news/official...ial_statistics

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    The thread title is misleading.

    It should say "Official Statistics Say Only 36% of People Trust Official Statistics"....

    BUt I doubt this is true. No one is really "objective" anymore. They just trust the statistic without any sort of skepticism.

    I don't think 1 000 people constitute the entire public of only the United Kingdom (not of the entire world)...

    The article on "corrupt" is misleading because it neglects to mention the sample size (which is rather small to be making such sweeping statements).
    People turn to poison as quick as lager turns to piss

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    Which makes you one more who doesn't trust official statistics, Freydis. It's a "devil's cycle" as we say in German ("Teufelskreis").
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Statistics and anti-intellectualism

    Those who scrutinise statistics methodologically though, have powerful means of understanding what is going on in the world.

    The problem is with this age of statistics for the people and utilitarianism, where authorities no longer provide policies backed by sound thinking, and where statistics are used as a form of blackmail. "Look here, if you oppose me you are not democratic!"

    Apart from that, it just so happens to be very chic to distrust statistics. Most people trust blindly in authorities. They just like to flatter themselves.
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    I was discussing the article's validity as a source really
    People turn to poison as quick as lager turns to piss

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