Minority or majority ?

A few months ago, I mentioned (here) an article in a French newspaper which claimed that 60% of English people were earning less than the median. And recently, I read the following,

Sometimes I feel lonely when reading newspapers…



Cite this blog post
Arthur Charpentier (2011, September 12). Minority or majority ? Freakonometrics. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/ouin

3 thoughts on “Minority or majority ?”

  1. Jason’s comment might actually reflect the reasoning followed by the author or copyeditor. But it would make the whole thing even worse: since being either “indifferent to” or “in love with” math qualifies as “not hating math”, the mistake would move from numbers to pure logic, which, in my book, is even more serious. But hey, who ever expected the media to show any attachment to logic.

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