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Graphs and statistics are used to misrepresent data constantly when trying to push a product or prove a point. We see this happen primarily with truncated Y-axis’s in an attempt to visually mislead. The conventional way of creating a graph is to start your Y axis at 0 and have it go up to the highest data point in your given set. By not starting it off at 0, we create a visual illusion that makes small differences in numbers or percentages become extremely hyperbolic. This can create a prejudice or favoritism for any specific point or product. For example, with the example given below of welfare recipient, we see a visual difference between people on welfare compared to others working fulltime, illustrating a larger amount of people on welfare and further pushing the point. If the graph’s Y axis was set at 0, we would see the graph show virtually no difference in size.


The statisticians at Fox News use classic and novel graphical techniques to lead with data. (n.d.). Retrieved from…