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.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 08.03.1997 – 00:00 CET