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    Do you Trust Statistics?

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    Do you always trust the statistics you see in print? How about the ones you hear on the news or on your favorite talk show? What makes the statistics credible? For this question, I want you to tell me what criteria should be used to determine if the reported statistics should be believed.

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    No, I do not always trust the statistics I see in print. Even statistics stated during news broadcasts by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, have been shown to be false. An example is the president's statement regarding people cheering as the World Trade Center collapsed.

    "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering." (1)

    An examination of news clips shows the president's statement to be ...

    Solution Summary

    The trustworthiness of statistics in print is answered in 328 words. Two references are provided.