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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 03:14 PM

5. Poorly worded questions

 

And questionable statistical significance. If 10% of one group agreed with those statement, 15% more than that is 11.5%. Out of 100 people, how meaningful is that?

In general, way too many uncontrolled factors to take this seriously, especially when it has the whiff of being agenda driven, as does the headline of the article (nowhere does the actual article state that the subjects were atheists).

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