What do students think about our government's expenditure on foreign aid? To find out, I surveyed about 65 Math 258 students. I asked each:
Below you see a histogram of the results. The mean is 19.18%, the median is 15.00%. That is, on average these students believe that about 19% of the budget is allocated to foreign aid; half of the students believe over 15% is allocated to foreign aid. (The standard deviation is 17.61--this number has no direct application, as the distribution is clearly non-normal.) What is interesting about this data? Merely that the U
S government's expenditure on foreign aid is The point? Many people complain about the aid we give to other countries. It's really not fair to do so unless/until you know the true facts! For more discussion see ___________. |