Squaring the Strange #119: Poll Lotta B.S.!

by | Apr 18, 2020 | Benjamin Radford, Media Appearances, Media Literacy, News, Research, Skepticism, Squaring the Strange, Squaring the Strange | 0 comments

The new episode of Squaring the Strange is now out!

We chat about various Covid-related topics and then dive into a few examples of bad or misleading polls. First we go over a couple that don’t really set off alarm bells, like whether beards are sexy or what determines people’s beer-buying habits.

Then I dissect some bad reporting on polls and surveys that relate to much more important topics like Native American discrimination or the Holocaust, and we see how a bit of media literacy on how polls can be twisted around is a vital part of anyone’s skeptical toolbox.


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