Misleading With Statistics

How journalists make arguments with distorted data

Eric Portelance
Feb 7, 2014 · 6 min read

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Bloomberg Terminal
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Chart adjusted for data resolution and y-axis truncation
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The author’s original two datapoint chart, adjusted to show the whole y-axis
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All available Census data going back to 1947
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What two datapoints tell us happened to incomes between 1947 and 2012

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