The next time CNN tells you “73% of so-and-so think…” remember this statment from Hans-Georg Gadamer:
…statistics…are such excellent means of propaganda because they let the “facts” speak and hence simulate an objectivity that in reality depends on the legitimacy of the questions asked.
It reminds me of the joke “Ninety percent of statistics are made up on the spot”. Do not let the “stats” fool you. They are not “objective mathematics”. Every poll is asked a certain way to certain types of people from certain places using a certain language (or sometimes languages) while being presented with certain bias.