Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Young Women Aren't as Stupid as US News Says

When I saw this headline, I was getting all ready to write a snarky post about what idiots young women are.
Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner
Except for one problem -- it isn't anywhere near true. Oh it's true enough that 78% of the young (18-26) women who responded to the poll said they approve of Anthony Weiner, but the poll suffered from what is sometimes called 'sample bias' -- this is something that happens when pollsters take a poll of a group that aren't representative of the population as a whole.

See if you can spot it here:
Anthony Weiner loves the ladies, and apparently they love him back. 
Sugar daddy dating website SeekingArrangement.com found that 78 percent of female clients aged 18-26 approve of Weiner. 
The website, which connects wealthy patrons with attractive clients, surveyed over 18,000 of its female members and discovered that 63 percent of all women surveyed approved of the New York City mayoral hopeful, with the highest approval ratings coming from the 18-26 demographic.
So when we get past the headline, we find out that 78% of young women who joined a 'sugar daddy' website approve of Weiner, not 78% of all young women. A bit of a dishonest headline, no?

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