Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2007: the year of more house price rises. Or, finally, house price falls. You work it out.

UK home price rises 'to continue'

BBC using numbers to try to confuse people. Can someone work out exactly what the 1500 people surveyed said? 55% rise, 45% fall?

Posted by albertini albertino @ 12:38 PM (501 views)
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  • Just spotted this piece of blatant posative spin myself.

    Lets break it down:-

    1 in 10 up 11% or more increase
    1 in 4 up 5% or more (this would include the 11%ers above)
    1 in 10 down 20% or more
    1 in 4 down 6% or more

    Then we have the 1 in 5 who think up 6-10% (does this include the 5% and 10%ers above?)

    I think it is a 50% split on this one with a bigger weighting towards the percentage drop due to the 10% who think 20% or more down.

    Another fine example of statistics being twisted towards the vested interests at work in the BBC.

    The rotten smell of positive spin coupled with twisted statistics.

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