23 Stats That Are Misleading B.S. (But Technically Correct)

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It's a myth to say that numbers don't lie. Absolutely true statistics, taken out of context, can absolutely lead people to draw an incorrect conclusion. Following are examples of well-known "facts" that are based on actual data, that are still somehow being used in a false and misleading way.

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The famous elephant graph is deployed by professional optimists to demonstrate that global prosperity is lifting up the very Poor as well as the ver

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The sentence doing/eating/ drinking--_V will increase the chance of cancer/heart attack/dying by--_% often doesn't tell the whole story because it d

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By taking a study out of context, an article in The Washington Post came to the questionable conclusion that women should get married to avoid domesti

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Fox News used the fact that food stamp fraud cost the government $70 million to argue that it may be time to stop the program. V/Fox insider LATEST TR

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CRACKEDCON Everytown, a non-profit group to prevent gun violence, tweeted that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was the 18th school shooting in 2018.

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NON This graph by The Business Insiderimplies that people shouldn't go to college because it's a bad investment. The diminishing financial return of h

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Many UK news sites attempted to paint a bleak image of Father's Day in 2019, stating that one in five fathers have not seen their children on Father's

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Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix has '99.9% caffeine-free' on its packaging. Chocolate Nestie FLAVOR Made Real Nestlecocoa with Fat 99.9% Low Caffeine-free NET WT

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HONOT An often repeated statistic: a child is seven times more likely to die in the care of a nanny than in a daycare center. Although it's technicall

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CRACKEDCON In 2009, Bill Gates' net worth was over $50 billion, more than the GDP of Costa Rica. Net worth is defined as the wealth accumulated by a

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There's no reason to worry about falling birth rates. True, the U.S. fertility rate is only 1.73 children per woman, an all-time low. But researchers

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Shoppedfor a bra? Then you might have come across this stat- 80 PERCENT OF women WEAR THE WRONG SIZE BRA. The numbers are based on a 1998 study by a p

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CRACKEDc COM In April 2016, over one million people pledged to boycott Target after Target restated their policy of allowing transgender people to use

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Trump's administration claimed the immigrant naturalization rate in 2018 was the highest in five years. : At 756,800 naturalizations, it was indeed th

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No, journalists aren't being killed in record numbers. It's true that 63 professional journalists were killed in 2018 but, from 2009 to 2018, 70.2 pro

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In 2018, Nike's shares had a two percent drop after the launch of its campaign, which featured the controversial American footballer Colin Kaepernick.

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National polls show Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is extremely unpopular. They actually only show she's extremely unpopular with Republicans. In March, a

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The jobs situation isn't as great as you'd think. Sure, the unemployment rate is very low (3.7% in June 2019), but that doesn't take into account peop

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If you keep hearing about cancer rates rising over the years, don't be too alarmed. IT'S MOSTLY BECAUSE ...AND CANCER RISK WE LIVE LONGER NOW... INCRE

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You've probably heard that the U.S. incarcerates large numbers of people. For example, in 2019, 2, 282,800 people are locked up. But over 540,000 of t

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This graph from The Weekly Standard implies a significant increase in the number of people receiving welfare. Over 100 Million People In U.S. Now Rece

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52% of women voted for Donald Trump. WOMEN OMEN FOR FOR UMP TRUMP 202 WOMEN dWnd O FOR TRUMP NWO OTTICAS This is an achievement Trump likes to bring u

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The Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist organization, claimed that 83% of violent crimes between white and black Americans are commi