1.) Some statistics are un valid opinions of random people. But we shouldn’t ignore statistics because opinions are mostly right and they put it out for a reason, if your a business owner or a politician you want to make everyone happy so you do what they statistics say (opinions of the people) to make more money or get voted in. Statistics are what the people want in society put it numbers, tables, graphs and charts.
2.) “86% of statistics are made up on the spot, you know – the remaining 24% are mathematically flawed.- from an internet message board.” http://www.truthpizza.org/logic/stats.htm
In statistics I learned most statistics are just thoughts without putting much think into it, also I learned that they are very uselful to hear about facts of what is better, and people’s opinions. So you can make the best desicion.
3.) you don’t know how valid they are, it could be an 80 year old guy in jail on his computer doing online surveys for all you know, and he may not answer correctly or knoledgfuly.