November 9, 2011
This graph illustrates quite simply the fact that *how* we ask a question affects support or opposition to the issue being surveyed. Call a benefit a “tax expenditure,” and people like it. Even conservatives. Call it a “government grant,” and support drops dramatically.
For anyone interested in how to lie with statistics, this is an important read from John Sides at The Monkey Cage.

This graph illustrates quite simply the fact that *how* we ask a question affects support or opposition to the issue being surveyed. Call a benefit a “tax expenditure,” and people like it. Even conservatives. Call it a “government grant,” and support drops dramatically.

For anyone interested in how to lie with statistics, this is an important read from John Sides at The Monkey Cage.

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