# brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at usa.com
Tue Aug 6 23:12:42 EST 2002

```"Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
news:c2gtku83achtkaojhbpbj9r4a35cfqni6m at 4ax.com...
> Joseph A Nagy Jr <pagan_prince at bigfire-hsv.org> wrote:
> >John Knight wrote:
> >> Gallup bases it's surveys on polls of 2,000 Americans, and they are
accurate
> >> to within plus or minus 2%, EXCEPT that they are now run by jews, and
these
> >> jews have an agenda, and that agenda is to overthrow the government of
the
> >> United States, which means that the built-in bias in the poll questions
is a
> >> bigger hindrance to getting at the truth than any large sampling error
that
> >> might possibly exist in their polling methodology.
> >
> >As for Gallup polls and their sample size, I hardly think 2K people is
> >good enough for an error of only +/- 2%, so unless you got a link to
>
> He's wrong (as usual), but not by too far for once.  Here is the
> reference.
>
> http://whyfiles.org/009poll/math_primer.html
> >Sample size is dictated by how accurate you must be, or how large a
> > margin of error you can tolerate.
> >Jessica Utts, a statistics expert at University of California at
> > Davis, says you can usually estimate the margin of error by finding
> > the square root of the sample size (n), then dividing 1 by that
> > number:
> >
> >What is the margin of error if we sample 1,600 people?
> >
> >The square root of 1,600 = 40, and 1/40 = .025, or 2.5%. Thus the
> > margin of error is 2.5%.
>
> So you would need 2500 for a 2% error assuming a normal distribution.
> But of course most statistical data is not exactly according to a
> normal distribution, something the nincompoop doesn't understand.
> Furthermore, polling data can be affected by bias.  From the same
> site:
> http://whyfiles.org/009poll/math_primer2.html
>
> >A legitimate political poll should come with some information to help
> > you assess it: the number of people contacted, when the poll was
> > conducted, and the margin of error. The margin is typically phrased
> > as "accurate to plus or minus 3 percentage points," for a true range
> > of uncertainty of 6 percent.
> >
> >That's All There Is To It?
> >Sorry. We need to discuss some limitations. First of all, one time in
> > 20, the results can be outside the margin of error. So if you read a
> > lot of polls, some of them will be wrong. It's part of the
> > statistical game of chance.
> >
> >More important, remember that the margin of error is only valid if the
> > poll was *perfectly* designed and *perfectly* executed. That means no
> > errors in writing the questionnaire. And it means making sure
> > everybody was treated equally.
>
> lojbab

The biggest errors in the Gallup Polls aren't statistical, but the bias
introduced because they're an obvious advocacy group.

The above disclaimer has to *really* be applied to their polls.

According to just about every poll EXCEPT Gallup, most Americans oppose the
Change Over Time in American Attitudes towards Homosexuality, but Negativity
Remains".

http://christianparty.net/sodomy.htm

http://christianparty.net/gallupsodomy.htm

You can't ask for better evidence of their hideous agenda than that.

John Knight

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