Worst Survey Ever: Freep Runs Poll On US Auto Ownership With Dubious Merit

So the Detroit Free Press (and local TV station, WDIV) polled 800 Michigan residents about what kind of cars they own. The results were that 45 percent own GM products, 39 percent own a Ford, 22 percent own something from Chrysler, and 15 percent own a foreign car. Yeah, that's 111 121 percent. Here's the explanation behind the fuzzy math — the poll didn't account for multiple cars in the same household. So it actually tells us almost nothing while falsely suggesting some kind of domestic market dominance. Of course, they could have done something like tally up the percentages of vehicle registrations, but that would almost be too easy.


Poll shows Michigan residents support American automakers
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Related: The People Have Spoken, Rick: Michiganders Favor GM-Renault-Nissan Alliance [internal]