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Four tips to avoid being bamboozled by political statistics and data

  • Written by Renaud Foucart, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
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With a plethora of elections around the world in 2024, voters considering their options can expect to be presented with all kinds of numbers and statistics aimed at giving credibility to various claims from various parties. But data, graphs, percentages and surveys can be misleading or manipulated.

So here are...

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