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Understanding statistics helps people make better decisions in their daily lives and improves public is course around government policies and their implications. Equally, misunderstanding of statistics can lead to the wrong conclusions and poor choices.
However, statistical literacy and trust in statistics remain relatively low for large proportions of the population. What are the implications of this for individuals and policy, and how can we improve public understanding and trust?
These slides were presented by Bobby Duffy (Ipsos MORI); John Pullinger (Royal Statistical Society), Andrew Dilnot CBE (UK Statistics Authority) and Professor Denise Lievesley (King's College London)