Saturday, May 5, 2012

More bad math in the news

Ann Coulter on immigration:

Nearly three times as many Americans support reducing immigration as want it to stay the same, according to Gallup polls. A grand total of 5 percent of the population want to increase legal immigration -- 10 times less than want to decrease it.

 In other words, 50 percent of Americans want to decrease immigration, 17 percent of people want immigration to say the same, and 5 percent of people want to increase immigration. What about the other 28 percent?

1 comment:

Dan Mont said...

Maybe they are just "don't know"

They don't know if they want it to increase, decrease, or stay the same.

But you could argue that if they "don't know" then they won't do anything, so maybe they should implicitly be counted as "stay the same"