Witness wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 am
Since this is a forum for skepticism and critical thinking, I'll offer the following relevant observations.
Those graphs use a common tactic intended to mislead.
The y-axis is cherry-picked rather than normalized, thus exaggerating the differences.
Most people don't bother looking at the scale of the y-axis and thus don't notice that they are being tricked into thinking the divergence is larger than it really is.
It would be more honest to draw all four lines on the same graph and then start the y-axis at zero.
This is just one way people with an agenda Lie with Statistics
However, if the main point was to show there's a significant difference between the trends in the US and Europe, that point is not obscured by the axis trickery. However, the magnitude of the trend IS
Since no commentary was offered, it is (apparently) left to the reader to draw any inferences from the graphs. I suspect not everyone will draw the same inferences.
To me, I ask, yeah, so what? What's your point?