Monday, August 31, 2015

Half of 90% of All Statistics are Misleading...

Pew Research shows (via a lame poll) that:

49% of 18-29 year-olds have a "favorable" impression of the word SOCIALISM.  Only 46% have a favorable impression of the word CAPITALISM.  It is worse if you poll highschoolers.

However, the same poll showed 29% of self-identified "conservative-Repulbicans" have an unfavorable impression of the word CAPITALISM.

I believe it is all in how the question is asked.  If you define socialism and its RESULTS, I believe there would be less favorable responses.

Those are the results of a poll.  A question of peoples' opinion.

Statistics that are compiled from facts, are a better use of our time:

Pew Research also says that the 2010 homicide rate due to firearms was 49% lower than the rate of 1993.  That is half the number of gun related homicides with a much larger population. Non-fatal rates of violent crime for the same years is down 72%.

Contrary to what gun-control politicians and Geraldo Rivera says, we are safer than ever before.


To be fair, Obama did not say it is worse now than it was before, but "to be clear" that is what he implied.  He said it does not happen in other countries, citing his opinion and feelings, I guess. This is similar to the argument that we are the only "advanced" country that has mass-incarceration rates - while not mentioning that we pride ourselves in being a "nation of laws," that we have the fairest system of justice, with the principle of innocent until proven guilty, and the best law enforcement in the world.  But why let facts get in the way of feelings...


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

If you're a liberal, it's OK to lie to prove a point. You and I know this, but the great unwashed believe every word ... starting with Algore.

LL said...

One of the reasons (that really irks liberals) that we're safer is that we imprison a lot of people. Three-strikes laws have been shown to be very effective in reducing crime. It's not the firearm, it's the people.

Yes, I do know that a lot of inner city people end up in custody -- there's a reason for that. NY City was much better off under Rudy and Blumberg than it has been under DiBlasio. I wonder why?

There are more open carry states now than there have been in the past, partly a resurgence of those values because of Obama. That makes people safer, though the stats burn to liberals.