Statistics is a game of subtleties, and you lose when you don’t pay attention to the details. Here are a handful of common mistakes when interpreting the numbers. In a nutshell: You get into trouble when you assume and ignore.
Common statistical interpretation mistakes
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If We All Left to “Go Back Where We Came From”
Imagine that those with immigrants in their family tree left the country. Almost everyone, basically.
How the Average Working Adult Spends Days
This is what you get when you add up all the days the average American adult spends sleeping, eating, commuting, and doing other activities.