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People who answer “don’t know” to obvious questions

In survey data, there is usually an open-ended category for “not applicable” or “don’t know”. For Wired, Amit Katwala noticed an interesting subset of YouGov respondents who “didn’t know” to things they should probably know: But the thing that caught my eye when I came across the results on Twitter, and which quickly became an obsession, was the fourth option. Three per cent of Brits ‘don’t know’ whether they’ve tried...

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Most Unliked Sandwich

Which sandwich do people not like the most? The winner: the Cheese and Tomato, if that even counts as an actual sandwich. Read More

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Mapping Opposition to the GOP Health Care Bill by Congressional District

The legislative failure of the GOP’s replacement for Obamacare has been widely reported, obviously, but I remain interested in one bit of polling noted this week by FiveThirtyEight. The polling firm YouGov estimated the legislation’s unpopularity by congressional district. The bill itself was quite unpopular, it turns out, even in conservative districts, as FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver reported. Thanks to DailyKos Elections, we can also marry the data with President Donald...

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