Problem

Governmental bias in statistics

Incidence:
In the USA in 1991, the government refused to correct errors in the 1990 census through which 5.3 million people were overlooked. Because such official statistics are used to apportion federal funding, this refusal cost large cities and states millions of dollars and could affect the makeup of political districts throughout the country.
Claim:
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Strategies:


Values:
Bias
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
08.03.1997 – 00:00 CET