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Sutherland Institute: Facts are stubborn, statistics are pliable - Utah.Politico.Hub
By Matthew Anderson Statistics are all around us, in many forms. Sports, health care, business, and almost every facet of our society look to numbers to help sort out the world. With so much riding on the line, sound statistical methods and principled research are imperative. Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. Numbers can be manipulated to support any number of arguments. Such is the case in Colorado College’s 2016 Conservation in the West Poll. Released a few weeks ago, this seven-state survey attempted to gauge public opinion…